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Covid-19: Fans Banned From Super Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash

Covid-19: Fans Banned From Super Eagles Vs Sierra Leone Clash

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Friday, November 13 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium will be played without any spectators.

There were earlier reports that around 6,000 to 7,000 will be allowed into the newly refurbished ground for the game.

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and Ministry of Sports have however advised the Edo State Government and the Nigeria Football Federation against breaching coronavirus protocol by allowing fans into the venue.

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The ministry wishes to bring to your attention that in compliance with condition of no gathering agreed upon by the ministry and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 before the Federal Government opened up football and contact sports, the match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone will not have any audience and no gathering save for players, match officials and government officials from both countries. Testing must be conducted on all of them prior to the match,” a letter to Edo State deputy Governor Philip Shuaibu read in part.

The Super Eagles top Group L with six points from their opening two games against the Squirrels of Benin and Crocodiles of Lesotho.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • Empire 4 weeks ago

    Which COVID-19? Lol the government is obviously scared of a possible repeat of endsars protest  in Edo state…Definitely not because of COVID-19….

     
  • Not NFF,FIFA has not given approval for fans to watch matches live in the stadium esp qualifiers

     
  • Elijah samson 4 weeks ago

    Did I just heard covid19? Where was covid19 during Edo state governorship rally and the rest of it? Please let stop deceiving ourselves abeg.

     
    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Hehahahaha….I thought as much too my brother. Nigeria can be one hell of a joke at times. There was no covid 19 during election campaigns and the election itself. But 7,000 fans cannot be allowed access into a 12,000 seater stadium….LMAO. Abeg Which one is easier to control…??? Lolz

       
  • Sugar Daddy 4 weeks ago

    ….anyhow anyhow, just bring it on…we don hear!