South African-based club Baroka FC renewed the contract of Brave Warriors defender Ananias Junior Gebhardt for another year with his curent contract concluding end of June 2020.
The 31-year-old Gebhardt has been with Baroka FC for the past two years and he is excited to extend his stay for yet another season.
“I have been here for two years, the team had an option to extend for another season, so they exercised it and I’m grateful to the entire team management for according me another year with them. The contract was going to lapse at the end of June 2020″, says Gebhardt.
On the COVID-19, Gebhardt states that this has been a frustrating period, but the most important thing is safety.
“Even though we are urging to be back on the pitch, safety comes first and football comes second. We have been currently training from home. We do Zoom sessions with the fitness coach and we do individual runs, five km for three times a week and the team provided us with tracking devices”.
In other Brave Warriors’ related news, Wangu Batista Gome and Manfred Starke are currently the only Brave Warriors players playing active football. Starke plays for Kaisersluatern in the Germany were active football recently resumed.
Gome currently plays for FC Alashkert in Armenia on a one-year contract basis and the talented midfielder has been in Armenia for about four months now and not everything has been rosy during the pandemic.
“We stopped training for a while and we also experienced salary cuts during the first wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic. After resuming training, the team was divided into two groups to adhere to the social distancing regulations placed by the Armenian government”, Gome says.
The former Bidvest Wits man reveals that everyday at training the team undergoes testing and temperature checking and one of the difficult tasks is distancing themselves on the bench and that playing with no spectators in the stadium is no fun.