NFF staff tests positive, others set for compulsory COVID-19 tests


NFF office in Abuja

NFF office in Abuja

All officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will today undergo Covid-19 tests.

NFF General Secretary Dr. Mohammed Sanusi confirmed this on Thursday.

He stated that the tests will take place at the Sunday Dankaro House secretariat inside the National Stadium Complex in Abuja.

Sanusi said the COVID-19 tests became necessary following the recent positive coronavirus test of a member of the management staff.

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Explaining the decision further, Sanusi said, “Apart from him testing positive, I also had issues and had to go for tests when I was feeling ill and uncomfortable. 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.”

Sanusi also disclosed that after the tests, the offices would be closed for the disinfection process, while the staff would now start working from home.

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