Sports Will Resume In Nigeria With Non-combat Events

By 11:35 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 Comments

Plans have reached an advanced stage to have Nigerian sports return with non-combat sports, with table tennis, tennis and track and field events set for an early return, Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has stated.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Speaking on Voice of Nigeria’s Issues in The News, Dare admitted there was no fixed date yet for the return of the non-combat sports.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He added that the ministry would observe global practice in ensuring a safe return of sporting activities in the country.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“We hope that our athletes can get back to action soon with non-combat sports, although no date has been set. But we must submit to the COVID-19 protocols in line with the practice all over the world. We have submitted our protocol and hopefully, our athletes will soon be back to compete,” the minister said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Dare’s announcement comes after the Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated in Abuja on Monday that sports and other activities, which involved large gatherings, might remain shut down following the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Mustapha said the COVID-19 statistics were not encouraging, adding that there would be no room for compromise.



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