NWFL Resumes February 10 As Players Test Positive For Covid-19

NWFL Resumes February 10 As Players Test Positive For Covid-19

By Amaechi Agbo

The 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL will resume next week Wednesday, February 10, 2021 after the remaining 14 clubs have complied with the mandatory Covid-19 tests of which unnamed number of players reportedly tested positive for the virus, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report

In a release Monday, the league organisers noted that after a compulsory postponement of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women’s Football League Premiership matches by one month, the Chairperson of the NWFL, Aisha Falode, has announced the resumption of league matches on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in all designated venues across the country.

The statement noted that NWFL season will now resume after all the 14 clubs had complied with the Covid-19 preventive protocols that were established before the commencement of the league on December 9, 2020.

Miss Falode who confirmed that all the clubs’ players and officials have been tested and results have been submitted to the NWFL Secretariat after thorough verification refused to mention the number of players who tested positive nor the affected clubs.

Falode disclosed that; “Though there are a number of positive tests from the results, the affected clubs have been instructed to keep these players out of the team’s camp and replace them with other players who tested negative.
“The clubs are supposed to monitor these positive cases and ensure proper treatment and isolation until they come out with a clean bill of health.

“After the treatment regime, a fresh test must be conducted and results submitted showing the negative status of the affected players before they can return to the league.”

The NWFL chairperson who is also a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, noted that, the dates on the match fixtures have been adjusted and copies sent to all the clubs for their matches.

“We are not going to wait for anyone again, we have lost working weeks to ensure we prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our elite league and also save the lives of our players and officials. We cannot afford to wait any longer. The league will resume on Wednesday February 10, 2021 going into Week 5 out of 26 weeks to be played with a total of 182 matches.”

The Week 5 fixtures have Confluence Queens against FC Robo at the Lokoja Stadium, Delta Queens battle Bayelsa Queens at the Agbor Stadium, while Edo Queens host Nasarawa Amazons at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.
In other matches, Abia Angels battle Sunshine Queens, in Umuahia, Ibom Angels tango Rivers Angels in Uyo, Osun Babes take on Dream Stars of Lagos at the Osogbo Township Stadium, while Pelican Stars slug it out with Royal Queens at the U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar.

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