The General -Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation Dr. Sanusi Mohammed has disclosed that football activities will not restart soon in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAIRA SPORTS reports that football was suspended in the country as part of the preventive measures to prevent COVID 19.
Sanusi said further that NFF will meet with Various league bodies to review their activities before the air can be clear for resumption
“Also, NFF must meet with various league boards and review their fixtures if cleared by the government to restart the season but with the daily increase of the pandemic report from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), I am afraid we will not restart anytime soon.”
“Football is a contact sport and there is no social distancing in the field of play, so adequate measures must be put in place to protect the players, fans, and officials. There is also the option of playing the remaining league matches under the close door but the suggestion must come from the organizers of the various leagues,” he said
He added that the CAF and FIFA have been receiving COVID 19 updates from Nigeria the
“I know that some countries have given dates for their leagues and football activities to restart but not without the approval of their governments, We are also watching developments and making consultations with relevant authorities on a daily basis on the best way to restart the league and other football activities in the country,” he added
NAIRASPORTS reports that Germany Bundesliga will resume activities this weekend