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Govt spokesperson Cyrus Oguna’s advise to EPL fans in Kenya

By Vincent Kejitan | June 17th 2020

The English Premier League is set to resume tonight following a three-month break due to the Coronavirus and die-hard fans in Kenya are looking forward to it.

However, due to the regulations put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19, many might not watch the matches in bars and other entertainment joints that remain shut.

Speaking during an interview on NTV, Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna on Wednesday acknowledged that bars create the perfect atmosphere to watch matches but Kenyans ought to sacrifice this time.

"The best place to watch the English Premier League is in a bar. But I will tell you this, there are things that if you forgo them for a while, you lose nothing.

"But once life is lost you can never reconstitute life. So what is important, to go and watch an EPL game in a bar and catch an infection that could make you past tense, or would you rather wait for a while until things stabilise?

"A life lost cannot be recovered. So really, life is more important than watching the Premier League," he stated.

The EPL is the most watched competition in Kenya and in the first match, Aston Villa will welcome high-flying Sheffield United who are looking to finish strong.

After this, attention will shift to the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City will host Arsenal.

The match is particularly important since a loss for City will see Liverpool crowned champions if they beat Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

The Reds have had an almost flawless season although they faltered a bit before the season was halted.

Their 25-point gap ahead of City, however, means it is just a matter of time before they end their 30-year wait for an EPL title.

The race to finish in the European places is also set to go down to the wire with Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs all fighting for a share of the spoils.

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