NFF suspend football activities for 28 days over development of Coronavirus

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Nigeria Football Federation has suspended football activities in the country for four weeks (28 days) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ademola Olajire, the NFF Director of Communications, in a statement said the shutdown was “as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic’’.

“The shutdown affects all on-field activities – the various National Teams, the Nigeria Professional Football League, the other Leagues, youth football programmes and even street football.

“The cessation will be for four weeks after which the situation will be reviewed in line with events and trends worldwide,” the statement added.

Pinnick advised all members of the football family to observe the various safety precautions and conduct as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

He stated that “the only football activity that will be permitted is the work of the NFF investigation committee into the death of Chineme Martins, which was inaugurated yesterday (Monday) in Benin City and will submit its report within the next 10 days”.