League players and officials in Nigeria to undergo COVID-19 test

League management company of Nigeria has made it mandatory for all players and officials to undergo the COVID-19 test whenever football returns.

When football activities resume in Nigeria the League Management Company has approved a mandatory coronavirus check for all the league teams, officials, and employees.

On Thursday, a streaming video conference took place between the League management company(LMC) and the NPFL clubs to decide on the suspended 2019/20 League season.

A statement released by LMC, on its website all the clubs agreed to be part of any decision reached to conclude the NPFL season.

“ It was unanimously agreed that we would continue to liaise with the Nigeria Football Federation and the Sports Ministry on the possibilities that would work for us and taking into consideration decisions that may be reached by CAF and FIFA with regards to international tournaments, calendar, and regulations, etc. So, any option and or format that may be chosen will also consider the available time frame within this framework ” said LMC chairman Shehu Dikko.

“ Also on the clubs ’ personnel , it was also resolved that whenever the league would resume, all the players, coaches and backroom staff are to be tested for COVID – 19 among other strategies to be adopted to guarantee the well being and health of everyone involved with the NPFL. In this regard , the LMC will liaise with the Minister of Sports to facilitate this objective . ”he concluded.

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