Players struggling to catch up with time difference

Players struggling to catch up with time difference

Players struggling to catch up with time difference

Kenyan players in San Juan Puerto Rico

Kenya captain Mercy Moim attributed part of the team’s poor performance on Friday evening to the huge time difference between Kenya and San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Kenya lost their opening match at the World Olympic qualifiers to Colombia by straight sets on Friday night, a match that started at midnight Kenyan time.

Speaking during the post-match press conference in San Juan, Kenya captain Moim told reporters that “Today was a bad day for us, we did not play well at all. We seem to be struggling to catch up with the time because we are seven hours behind our normal schedule. It was 2:00 AM  when we played Colombia and that badly affected our concentration.”

To avoid being affected more, the players have been advised to stay indoors and maximize by sleeping during their free time.

“We have advised players to sleep after our morning training  so that they recover their energy and remain fresh in our next match.” Coach Lung’aho told michezoafrika.com

Kenya will face Algeria on Saturday evening at 5:00PM (midnight Kenyan time.)

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