Byaruhanga hinges faith on lockdown fitness strategy

The Covid-19 pandemic has left many sports personalities with little or nothing to do since arenas and gymnasiums under lock and key.

On a brighter note, it has accorded players and officials the previously unavailable quality time in abundance.

But with laxity certain to naturally creep into many players’ daily routines, Vipers midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga is still keeping his eyes on the prize.

Byaruhanga has refused to be wooed into engaging ‘holiday mode’ especially with the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) on a forced break.

“This period is really unpredictable because many of us are not sure when life will return to normal,” says Byaruhanga.

Home drills package

“However the real question is how do I maximise this period?  Personally, I have my individual daily workout plan that I follow,” Byaruhanga disclosed.

Vipers, because of the seamless club structures in place, are one of a handful of local clubs that issued a home drills package to their squadsmen.

Like many others, Byaruhanga admits that he misses strutting out his stuff in the middle but Strength & Conditioning coach Ram Nyakana Mpuga’s training dossier keeps him in check and on his toes.

“Our technical team has done a tremendous job of continuing to check on us. Our head coach (Fred Kajoba) calls us every other day. Everyone is doing their bit and it is important that we players don’t slack off,” Byaruhanga said.

“These are difficult times. But I have to motivate myself to work harder although the uncertainty of when we will play again competitively stays.”

The former Vipers U-19 captain isn’t also shy to reveal his detailed daily workout schedule that he will maintain until the next Presidential guidelines are announced.

Distance sessions

“My day kick starts with the strength and conditioning exercises while I reserve the evenings for my personal assignments. I have also been lucky to partake in joint sessions with my teammates Brian Kalumba and Geoffrey Wasswa for distanced drills. We stay close to each other and working out together has proved to be more engrossing and beneficial,” Byaruhanga further narrates.

The gifted player made his senior debut for Vipers on January 15, 2019 during the 4-0 drubbing of Kansai Plascon in the Uganda Cup at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

And despite suffering an injury that saw him miss some games in February 2020, the youthful midfielder has already featured for the Venoms in 13 games this season.

His turnover record shows he has chipped in three assists and managed to score one goal against Busoga United away in Jinja this term.

Byaruhanga At A Glance

Name: Bobosi Byaruhanga

Nationality: Ugandan

Born: December 3, 2001

Age: 18

Position: Midfielder

Current Team: Vipers

Jersey No: 24

Weight: 75kgs

Leagues

Uganda Premier League

Seasons

2018/2019, 2019/20

Copyright 2020 Vipers Sports Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.viperssc.co.ug as the source.

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