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No COVID-19 cases recorded in NPFL –NFF

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Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation Special COVID-19 Task Force, Mohammed Ameenu, has stated that none of the over 700 players who featured in the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season and officials contracted COVID-19.

The season, which came to a close on August 5, was held under strict COVID-19 regiment, with players and officials said to have undergone several COVID-19 tests during the course of the campaign.

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The committee was assigned to recommend ways of ensuring the safety and well-being of players, officials and spectators at all match venues in line with the COVID-19 Protocols.

However, despite leagues across the world recording COVID-19 cases amongst it playing and non-playing staff, Ameenu, claims the NPFL didn’t record a single positive case in eight months of action.

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“We didn’t have any record (of positive cases) per se, we only believed that we needed to take precautionary methods and that was why the committee was set up to guard against issues concerning COVID-19,” Ameenu said.

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“We tried as much as possible to enforce compliance amongst all the clubs in the league, though it was very tasking and difficult, we did everything to ensure that clubs conformed to the laid down protocols by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

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