Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has designed a practical training regime for his players during the Covid-19 crisis.
Micho who met with his technical bench to brainstorm on the possible ways to keep the fitness and focus of his players going during the Coronavirus threat has proposed individualized sessions for some players.
He said that the plan was aimed at bridging the gap created by the coronavirus that has thrown global sports into turmoil.
“Having in mind that due to present worldwide spread of coronavirus, our continental body CAF has rightfully, following the advice of the World Health Organization postponed all Zambia National Team competitive assignments. We have been brought in a situation that we need to provide coverage strategic plan under given circumstances hoping that the unfortunate situation will be brought under control.”
He added: “In that regard we are planning to establish tight communication with all respective clubs where our potential players are playing everywhere around the world and in here Zambia. Once we establish clear situation overview of all our players we shall make individual man management, playing position management, department management in order to succeed will all team management.”
Micho said the measures taken are to ensure that once the coronavirus threat is behind the team can easily pick up and return to the competitive front.
“With the highest level of hope that the present situation in the world will get better and that humanity will prevail against the coronavirus, giving space for the life to go back to normal and giving CAF chance that all postponed competitive matches in AFCON 2021 qualifiers and CHAN 2020 will resume by approximately June 2020, we can theoretically prepare our players on individual partnership, departmental and whole team level so that with deepest attention to details are advantaged in comparison with our sports opponents,” he said.
Micho said some of the measures include video footage that covers training sessions and devised methods that players can follow individually.
Footage will also include previous Chipolopolo matches and also from training sessions.
The man dubbed the Serbian Wolf has also advised sports people to follow the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization in trying to conquer the Covid-19.
Micho’s Chipolopolo program has been thrown in jeopardy following the covid-19 that has halted sports activities across the globe with the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that were lined up for this month-end and the CHAN all postponed to later dates.
CAF will announce fresh dates once an assessment of the covid-19 threat has been reviewed in the next few weeks.