Following the Ban on Contact sports by the federal government as part of measures to curb COVID 19, Nigerians have taken to their social media to demand the reopening of Contact Sports.
NAIRASPORTS had earlier lifted the ban on Non-Contact sports and postponed the county’s Olympic (National sports festival) earlier scheduled for March.
Concerned Nigerians asked the Federal Government to bring Back and lift ban on Contact Sports
Here are some Tweets gathered by NAIRASPORTS;
@princemkb1, “The NPFL, NNL, NLO and Grassroots empower people and put food on their table. We can’t continue to lockdown football.”
@sportpaparazzi, “Austria has 58,672 confirmed cases of #Covid19, 872 deaths & 45k recoveries. Our recovery rate is better than that of Austria & our figures are similar. @NGSuperEagles played two games there, yet we can’t play here. @NigeriaGov needs to #LiftBanOnSports “
@NsidibeAkpanAFC, We are shouting ooooh!!!
LiftBanOnSports or we riot.I’m sick of writing contents for PL and others, time to promote our NPFL, NNL, NWFL and others. LIFT BAN ON SPORTS NOW!!!”
@alao_seyi, “Sports men and women, journalists and Sports administrators are demanding for the 2020 National Sports Festival slated for Edo state to hold.
@Ibsjatto92, “Nigerian football clubs have already perfected plans to play pre season games in readiness for the 2020/21 League campaign. We are appealing to @NigeriaGov on the need to #LiftBanOnSports #LiftBanOnContactSports.
Meanwhile, the minister of youths and Sports, Sunday Dare have urged all sporting lovers in the country that contact Sports will be reopened soon
According to Minister on his verified twitter handle “We are hopeful that the re-opening of all sports will@be shortly upon us. The Ministry has done all that’s necessary and required especially with regard to the COVID-19 protocols. The PTF, Health Ministry and NCDC have guided appropriately. A bit of Patience. Sports lovers.”