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.
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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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