Nigeria suspends all football activities until April 15 due to Coronavirus.
The West African country is that the latest country to suspend football competitions thanks to the coronavirus outbreak that’s spreading everywhere the planet .
All football activities in Nigeria has been postponed until April 15 thanks to the coronavirus.
The Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] announced the choice following an executive order from its president Amaju Pinnick on Wednesday..
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This is as a fresult of the increased number of cases of coronavirus within the country that has climbed to eight confirm cases in Nigeria with five tested positive on Wednesday.
An NFF statement on Wednesday said that each one matches under their control would be suspended within the next four weeks thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.
This consist of the “Nigeria football League, Nigeria Women’s Football Leagues, the Nigeria National League and Nigeria Nationwide League and regional divisions respectively”.
The development is coming a couple of hours after the Nigeria top-flight Week 25 fixtures were played across 10 centers on Wednesday.
NFF has declared the suspension of all sorts of football activities within the country for subsequent four weeks, as a results of the coronavirus ” Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spokesman Ademola Olajire said during a statement.
The Nigeria’s supreme football-governing body said that “the close down affects all on-field activities. this will affect the national teams, the Nigeria football League, the opposite Leagues, youth football programmes and even street football”
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick said that the shutdown will be for four weeks after which things are going to be examined in respect with the events and trends globally.
He also advised all members of the football family to give concentration to the various safety precautions and conduct as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health and therefore the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, like hand-washing, the utilization of sanitizers and social distancing.”
More details coming soon…