Kenya national team defender Harun Shakava claims that the coronavirus break has been a blessing in disguise for him.
According to Shakava, the inevitable break has helped him to recover from an ankle injury.
The Nkana FC defender missed most of the second leg in the Zambian league due to the injury he sustained while in training.
“I got injured in training at the start of the second leg and consequently, I was sidelined for months,” Shakava was quoted saying by The Star.
“After the Zambian federation suspended the league, I flew back home, a decision which has proved to be the best.”
“I have used the time away from football to work on my rehabilitation and to be close to my family. I have been working under the watch of a local doctor, who has given me a clean bill of health to resume training,” he added.
Harun Shakava biography
Harun Shakava was born on December 27th, 1993 in Nairobi Kenya. He plays for Nkana FC in the Zambia Super League and the Kenya national team as a defender.
He kicked off his career at Kakamega Homeboyz in 2013 before joining Gor Mahia the next year.
He won five Kenyan Premier League (KPL) titles with K’Ogalo where he stayed for six years.
On January 28th 2018, Shakava led his team Gor Mahia to the Supercup victory by scoring the only goal against AFC Leopards at Afraha Stadium.
Shakava made a move to Nkana FC in 2019.
Shakava made his debut for Kenya national team on 4 July 2015, in a second leg match of the 2016 African Nations Championship qualification against Ethiopia.
The match ended with a 0–0 draw, and Kenya was eliminated in the preliminary round because of losing the first leg 2–0.
On 7 October 2015, Shakava scored a goal for Kenya in a 5–2 win against Mauritius in the first round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.