Football Activities Resume Across the Nation Without Crowd as FG Lifts Ban on Contact Sports – Minister

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – Football activities will resume across the nation without crowd following the lifting of ban on contact Sports by the Federal Government, Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare has said.

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 chaired by Boss Mustapha in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Thursday, lifted the ban imposed on contact Sports as a result of Coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was sequel to the reduction in the cases of COVID-19 across the federation, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) have announced the re-opening of Contact sports after being placed on ban for five month.

Sports and Youth Development Minister, Sunday Dare who sees the lifting of ban on contact sports by the PTF as a welcome Development made this known through his official twitter handle

We welcome the lifting of the ban on football by the PTF.

“The lifting of restriction on outdoor activities including football is in line with earlier consultations with Ministry of Youth and Sports and NCDC. However, this is limited to the actual sports itself and not mass gathering”. The minister twitted

It is now expected that football activities will resume across the nation without crowd.

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