Gor Mahia player Jackson Owusu says he is adjusting well to life in Kenya, after being unable to return home to Ghana before the borders were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions.
The 31-year-old midfielder was unable to leave the country while still on duty for the Kenyan Premier League champions.
“It is true I miss home but this virus has also hit my home country and caused deaths. Kenya is now my second home. I am fine and grateful for the support from my fellow players and Gor Mahia fraternity,” Owusu was quoted as saying on Kenyan publication Daily Nation.
While all sport on the continent and globally has been suspended, Owusu has had no choice but to try and keep fit without leaving home.
“Every player loves to be on the pitch playing. However, I am keeping fit and following training guidelines given to us by our coach because I am optimistic that the league will resume soon. It is always good to be positive,” he added.
Owusu only joined Gor Mahia at the beginning of the year during the January transfer from Ghanaian club Porcupine Warriors after his contract expired.
Kenya was due to host the World Athletics Continental Tour in Nairobi in May before that was also postponed. That postponement will also come as a blow for athletes ahead of the new season, whenever that begins.
The Under-20 World Athletics Championships were also due to be held in Kenya in July, but the event was also postponed – with no future date scheduled yet.
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