Wanyama included as Montreal Impact resume training after lockdown

Victor Wanyama and his Montreal Impact teammates resumed training on Monday 26 May following the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions by the Canadian national government.

Football in the North American country as well as across the globe has been suspended since mid-March as the Corona Virus spread. But with the situation seeming to have gone past its devastating stage, governments have partially eased on their restrictions allowing teams now to prepare for a return to competitive action.

Tail end

Most football leagues were at the tail end of the 2019/20 season when the disruption occurred but the Major League Soccer (MLS) season was just starting with two rounds having been played.

Thierry Henry’s side, who signed Wanyama in the January transfer window from Tottenham Hotspur, lie in second place in the Eastern Conference standings after beginning the season with a win and a draw.

The Impact players will train individually for the first part of the resumption program before being allowed to train in groups.

Canada’s other MLS teams – the Vancouver Whitecaps as well as Toronto FC have also resumed training.