THE world of sports particularly in the Southeast Asian Region has been put on hold for almost 4 months now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among the sports that are highly affected by this pandemic is football as the Asian Football Confederation and Asian Football Federation tournaments had been hibernated until they get the green light to proceed.
Ceres-Negros Football Club, the country’s top club and one of Asia’s bests, is making sure that its players are still in top shape until training resumes.
“Since most of the players are under lockdown, everyone has been keeping in shape individually since the start [of the community quarantine],” Club Administrator Nicholas Golez said. “It is expected from everyone that they maintain their physical fitness in preparation for the resumption of training,” he added.
Golez also explained how huge the effect of this pandemic is in the sports of football. “The pandemic has greatly affected everyone in the world of football especially for us in the Southeast Asian region,” he said. “For us in Ceres-Negros, our regional competition has been paused for now as the different countries are still dealing with the pandemic on their own. Too bad our momentum in the AFC Cup was stunted but, the safety of everyone is more important at the moment,” Golez stressed.
As far as to the club’s support to its players during the quarantine period, Golez said that they make sure that there is good communication with everyone. “So far, everyone is okay and is out of danger.”
For Ceres-Negros fans in the Philippines and abroad, Golez wishes everyone to be safe during this pandemic. “Football is currently on pause but, when the time that we are allowed to play, our club will do our best on our pitch for all of you,” he said.