This is not an April Fools prank but the terse message to beleaguered manager, David Moyes, from the chairman of National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada), John Mutotho.
Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi Monday, Mututho declared his readiness to ready to help the Moyes ‘curb alcoholism’ at the English Premier League champions who are 14 point off the pace after Sunday’s 3-1 away defeat to Chelsea.
“Alcohol is not good and Man U players know. When you finish training, don’t go to play football whilst still drunk. Have Alcoblow there! Call Mzee (Sir) Ferguson and Mututho for help!
“There should be Alcoblow at the gate to stop any drunken player from getting to the stadium. Man U is letting us down because instead of practice, they are drinking and they will continue losing. It’s a very nice club and I pray to God to bless them,” Mututho said.
“People are dying because of drugs and alcohol and I want to console the Man U team because the players do not seem to be very sober. Let’s have Alcobrow at the gates after training sessions.
“It may sound petty but alcohol destroys you. You cannot score goals when taking alcohol,” the anti-drug abuse Czar added.
Mututho was referring to the simple to use, rapid response instrument that is used simply to determine whether or not a person has any alcohol in their breath at all.
It was re-introduced on Kenyan roads last month to curb drunken driving with Police reporting the arrest and prosecution of about 100 culprits found to be operating vehicles under the influence.
A Samuel Eto’o hat-trick condemned Moyes’ charges to their seventh league defeat effectively ending their title defence in an outcome that piled more misery on the record 20-time champions.
-Material provided by Olive Burrows.