Montreal Impact’s Victor Wanyama returns to training

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Kenya national team skipper Victor Wanyama has resumed training with his club Montreal Impact.

Wanyama has been training indoors after Major League Soccer (MLS) was suspended in mid-March due to coronavirus pandemic.

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Victor Wanyama has now taken to his Twitter account to confirm he has returned to training ahead of the planned kick-off of the MLS.

MLS Players allowed to train outdoor

The MLS announced players may begin to use outdoor team training fields for individual workouts.

However, they have to do it in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created.

According to the statement published on Montreal Impact’s official website, by allowing players, on a voluntary basis, to utilize team-operated fields for individual workouts.

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Wanyama joined Montreal Impact in January

MLS clubs will be able to provide a controlled environment that ensures adherence to safety protocols and social distancing measures for players and staff.

“The individual player workout protocol prohibits access to club facilities including but not limited to locker rooms, team gyms, and team training rooms.”

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“Team gyms and training rooms may still only be accessed by players receiving post-operative and rehabilitation treatment, as directed by the club’s Chief Medical Officer,” the statement reads.

“Prior to initiating any individual player workouts, every team must submit to MLS a club-specific plan that outlines how the team will implement health and safety protocols.”

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Victor Wanyama during training

 “All plans must be reviewed and approved by the club’s medical staff and local infectious disease expert before submitting to MLS.”

“Every club will designate a member of the staff to oversee adherence to MLS-recommended protocols and club-specific implementation plan.”

“In addition, each club will also be responsible for confirming communication of these protocols to players and team staff.”

Major League Soccer chiefs have said the league won’t resume until June 8 at the earliest.

Victor Wanyama joined Montreal from Tottenham Hotspur and he made his debut in the Concacaf Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash with Olimpia.

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