• Mandela asked players to take personal initiative in their own training and to eat what the body needs if they are to keep their shape as they wait for the action to start.
• The Equity Bank playmaker says the bankers are still very much the team to beat this year going by the new signings and their focus.
Last year’s Kenya Basketball Federation Premier League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Annerose Mandela has urged players to stay active as they wait for the global health situation to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
She called on everybody in the game to be engaged on their own day after day to ensure they maintain their shape in readiness for action the start of the league, which was delayed following the emergence of the virus.
“My message to every player out there is to keep fit by doing whatever they can at this particular time. It is better than doing nothing,” said Mandela who is also a health and fitness coach.
“It does not matter if it is a 10-minute daily work out. This, in a week, will accumulate to over an hour of activity which is something.”
Mandela asked players to take personal initiative in their own training and to eat what the body needs if they are to keep their shape as they wait for the action to start.
“As we exercise to keep fit, and this we can do by even running in the house, let us also observe what we eat. In this way, our fitness levels will improve,” she observed.
The Equity Bank playmaker says the bankers are still very much the team to beat this year going by the new signings and their focus.
“The future is good. The team has the potential to perform better again this year. They have recruited well and with this kind of training and support, it can only get better,” she said, adding: “It is not always easy playing for a championship team but if the new players are ready to play, the impact will be felt.”
Last Saturday, courtesy of the Kenya Basketball Women Commission, Mandela engaged players in an online training that was well-received countrywide.
“If the feedback I got after the session is anything to go by, I am prepared to do more of this. It was well-received ad many benefited,” she noted.
The Commission has planned another session this Saturday and Mandela is ready to put many through their paces once again.