Football games in Nigeria has been put on hold for a month due to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak.
Naija News Understands that the African country’s football association said this via it social media handle and it website.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 18, 2020
“The Nigeria Football Federation has announced the cessation of all forms of football activities in the country for the next four weeks, as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic,” the Nigerian Football Federation said on its website.
The NFF stopped “all on-field activities” such as the matches of national teams, Nigeria Professional Football League and other leagues, and youth football programs as well as street football.
The virus known as COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China last December, and has spread to at least 150 countries and territories. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic.
Out of over 218,823 confirmed cases, the death toll now exceeds 8,800, while more than 84,100 have recovered, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the U.S.