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After Seven months of Ban on Football, the Presidential Task force force has lifted the ban on Outdoor activities and approved the restart of non-contact sporting activities including football in the country.
In a briefing by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, disclosed that fans will not be in the stadium.
It would be recalled that Sporting activities have been banned since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Aliyu, “The lifting of restriction on outdoor activities including football is in line with earlier consultations with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control).
“However, this is limited to the actual sports itself and not mass gathering.
“In this regard, mass gathering at sports centres is still restricted as this represents an opportunity for the virus to spread at an increased risk of a second wave .