The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

The Minister for Sports and Youths Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has disclosed plans have reached an advanced stage to have Nigeria sports back on stream post-COVID-19.

The Minister, however, revealed that only individual sports like table tennis, lawn tennis, track, and field will be allowed to return, while the date for the return team and contacts sports is yet unknown.

“We hope that our athletes can get back to action soon with non-combat sports. Although no date has been set, 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 would soon be back to compete.” The Minister said.

This latest development is a huge set back for all stakeholders of Nigerian football who are hoping that actions can’t return behind the closed door.

Football and other sports were suspended indefinitely back in March in a bid to curb the widespread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.

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