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COVID-19: NFF Suspends All Football Activities In The Country


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has made known the suspension of all forms of football activities in the country for one month

NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, in his statement on Wednesday, revealed that the shutdown was “as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic’’.

He added that,t shutdown affected all field activities involving the various national teams, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the other leagues, youth football programmes and “even street football’

Olajire quoted the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, as saying “the suspension will be for four weeks, after which the situation will be reviewed in line with events and trends globally.

He further advised that "people should observe the precautions as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), such as hand-washing, Nose covering, the use of sanitisers and social distancing.’’

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