Silver Strikers coach David Kabwe has said it is stressful to be idle after the 2020 football season was suspended as a preventive measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
The Zambian tactician was about to begin his debut season in March when government declared the country a State of Disaster and banned all public gatherings and with that, sports events.
The 2019 season ended in December which means domestic football has been in a seven-month break.
Kabwe in a response to a questionnaire said: “It is stressful for a sports man to remain idle for this long. We still got hope that the season will kick off soon.”
During the extended break, the coach has said he has been pushing the players to be fit.
“The motivation this time around is to encourage every player to stay fit by exercising on their own,” he said.
If football does not kick off this year, the coach will have spent one of his two years of the deal without the club playing an official match.
Asked if he will want to have his contract renewed, Kabwe said: “2020 will go down in the history as a year where everything came to a standstill. So, for now, we cannot talk about contracts, let us pray for coronavirus to clear so that life becomes normal.”
Silver chief executive officer Thoko Chimbali said the coaches contracts will not be reviewed until they expire in two years.
“The assessment will be done once the games have resumed. For now, the contracts will remain as they are until the two years expire,” he said.
The Bankers assistant coaches McDonald Yobe and McDonald Mtetemera also signed their contracts alongside Kabwe early this year.