COVID-19: NFF member test positive, other staff to undergo test


The management and staff of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will on Sunday undergo test for the coronavirus pandemic following a positive test of a member.

According to the General Secretary of the federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said management and officials of the NFF will undergo the test on Thursday at the Secretariat of the federation, Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja.

Sanusi, addressing the management and staff on Wednesday, August 19, said the test becomes imperative following the positive test of a member of the federation.

 “Apart from him testing positive, I also had issues and had to go for tests when I was feeling ill and uncomfortable,” Sanusi said. “But the truth is most of us have had contact with one another over the days, thus it is important we do the tests.

“I want to appreciate the Federal Government immensely for their efforts so far to contain the pandemic, and also officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control for agreeing to come to the NFF offices to conduct the tests. After the tests, the offices and the entire complex will be disinfected in line with the protocols of the COVID19,” stated Dr. Sanusi.

The NFF General Secretary also disclosed that offices in the federation complex will be closed for proper disinfection and urge staff to work from home.

He also confirmed that offices will be opened to members who will test negative to the coronavirus while any positive test must be taken to the isolation for proper COVID-19 protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and the federal government.


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