Silver Strikers coach Daniel Kabwe has devised a way of monitoring home training during this Covid-19 pandemic by asking every player to send videos of his drills on daily basis.
With group training suspended as precautionary measure, the Zambian coach was keeping tabs on every player to ensure that they remain in shape.
The Zambian was quoted by one of Zambia’s leading newspapers, Daily Mail saying the club had maintained the training allowances for the players, hence no need for the players to relax.
“But I need to keep an eye on the players, and I have prescribed drills for them and we are monitoring them thanks to technology, they have to adhere because the club has maintained training allowances, so they have to send videos of them training,” Kabwe was quoted as saying.
Kabwe, who replaced Young Chimodzi Senior, has been tasked to win all silverwares in his debut season, including the TNM Super League which has eluded the Central Bankers for the past six years.
“I am eager for the situation to clear so that we can get back to normal and give the best to our supporters,” he added.
When contacted Sunday, Silver Communications and Marketing Director, Daniel David Dauda, confirmed that the players were sending drills every day.
“Every day players send me and the coaching staff videos of their prescribed drills for the day. A week’s schedule is given so the players have to adhere to all drills in a week and are being monitored using such. This is something that the coaching staff prepared in advance. Every player has it and as they were given as we were going to the break,” he said.
While Kabwe was demanding videos of their drills for every player on daily basis but the situation was different at majority of the TNM Super League clubs.
Be Forward Wanderers players were being monitored by team manager Foster Namwera after every two days.
Nomads coach Oscar Kaunda said he had not asked for videos of their drills.
“We have our own way of monitoring the home trainings of the players. The team manager was tasked with the responsibility of monitoring the players,” Kaunda said.
TNM Super League champions, Nyasa Big Bullets players are also being monitored on their homes by coaching staff.