#COVID19: NFF suspends football matches in Nigeria for four weeks

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has announced the suspension of all football matches/activities in the country for the next four weeks, as a result of the global impact of Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the football governing body, the ban affects all on-field activities involving the various National Teams, the Nigeria Professional Football League, other Leagues, youth football programmes and even street football.

The NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick said the ban will be for four weeks after which the situation will be reviewed in line with events and trends worldwide concerning the pandemic.

He further urged 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 (NCDC) such as hand-washing, the use of sanitizers and keep social distancing.

Mr. Pinnick also revealed that the only football activity that will be permitted is the work of the NFF Investigation Committee into the death of Chineme Martins (late Nassarawa United Player), which was inaugurated on Tuesday in Benin City and will submit its report within the next 10 days.

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