Ricky Zililo, Senior Sports Reporter
TRAVEL chaos caused by a new Covid-19 variant has forced the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) to postpone a high-level international coaching course as well as an Indaba that had been scheduled for Bulawayo.
Germany’s Karl Günter Lange had been seconded by World Athletics to facilitate a Level Two Middle and Long
Distance coaching course and a seminar that was to precede the coaching clinic.
The seminar that had been billed for Thursday, December 9 has been rescheduled to January 30, 2022 while the Level Two Middle and Long Distance coaching course that was supposed to run from December 10 to 17 has been moved to January 31-February 7.
The coaching clinic would have seen trainers participating.
Restrictions meant to combat the spread of Covid-19, which detail that visitors coming into Zimbabwe have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, meant that Naaz had to cancel the international programme.
“Naaz have cancelled the Level Two Middle and Long Distance course pencilled for 10-17 December due to Covid 19.
Our facilitator is from outside the country. We felt that we should wait. So the course is now set for January 31 to February 7, 2022 at the same venue, in Bulawayo, under the same conditions.
“We have already rebooked the facilitator’s air ticket.
“We have also postponed the seminar pencilled for the 9th of December 2021 to 30th of January 2022 because the same facilitator was to run the programme,” said Tendai Tagara, Naaz president.–@ZililoR