Starlets close to completing self-isolation after trip to Turkey

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 00:00 |
Harambee Starlets players during a past training session. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

Harambee Starlets players are among Kenyans who have either been on or currently observing the mandatory self-quarantine as directed by the government over the coronavirus pandemic.

The national women’s football team had been to an in an invitational tournament in Turkey for 10 days and came back home on March 11, going straight into the 14-day self-isolation. 

None of the members of the squad has tested positive for the virus since their quarantine was more of a precautionary measure and they are said to be doing well and looking forward to joining their families.

However, the experience is said to have set the team aback before medical personnel cooled their nerves after letting them know the importance of the exercise.

“We knew beforehand that certain tests would be done so that bit was not surprising.

Obviously people can fear and it was not different for the girls but the most important thing was precaution.

Europe is the epicenter of the disease now and so the government had to be alert.

It is reassuring that we are now about to end the quarantine in good health,” Starlets coach David Ouma told People Sport on phone yesterday.

Team manager Mike Kamure said:  “We followed all instructions by the health officials.

It is entirely about discipline and responsibility so we are just finishing the phase of self-isolation at our own homes. It can be mentally exhausting but after counselling we are fine.”

Meanwhile, Harambee Stars strength and conditioning coach Mikael Ingelia is also is about to end his self quarantine after attending a CAF Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa a fortnight ago. 

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