The management committee of the Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) has sent a warning to all clubs against deducting salaries of players during this lockdown.
The decision was taken yesterday, April 29, 2020, by Aisha Falode, Head of NWFL Management Committee, in an online meeting with clubs’ Chairmen and team managers, on the way forward of the league caused by the coronavirus.
The Chairperson told clubs not to deduct salaries of players as a result of COVID-19; that salaries must be paid up-to-date and appropriate medical tests carried out on all players and officials of each club.
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Falode briefed the committee on the outcome of the meeting between the Minister of Youth and Sports Development and Board of Nigeria Football Federation on the current situation and urged the clubs to use this period to complete all outstanding registration processes which include medicals and proof of payment of players’ salaries.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare told the board through Falode that all matches for the 2019/2020 season will be concluded, with preventive measures against COVID-19 strictly observed.
The Minister gave directives on resumption of the league, in which the core preventive measures of COVID-19 must be strictly observed.
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