By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that it needs one month to assess its current easing of lockdown measures and decide on the resumption of sporting activities like the football leagues, kick442.com can report.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha said though fans are key to the excitement in any football game, caution is required with regards to the pandemic.
“We don’t see the excitement that will be achieved if we allow sporting activities particularly soccer like the Premier League to resume in an empty stadium. For now, we are concerned with the few activities that we have allowed to resume and we have given ourselves one month within which to do a thorough assessment.” He said.
With the resumption of leagues across Europe notably the German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga, it was expected that the football leagues in Nigeria will resume very soon with the gradual easing of lockdown. The Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL was suspended in March due to COVID-19 while the 2019-2020 Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL Premiership season’s kick-off was also put on hold due to the outbreak of the novel virus.
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