The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) chairperson, Aisha Falode has announced an additional one month postponement of the NWFL Premiership season in a bid to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols in place before the league started on December 09, 2020.
Falode said irregularities and discoveries made during the one-week postponement of the Week 5 matches to allow clubs carry out COVID-19 tests for all their players and officials led to the decision to further postpone the restart of the league.
“Feedback from the one-week suspension to allow for COVID-19 re-testing by clubs exposed flaws in complying with the NWFL directives.
“After due consultations, it has been agreed that a further one-month period should be given to allow for due diligence by all the clubs and stakeholders for strict compliance.
“We realised that clubs were not taking enough COVID-19 protocol precautionary measures.”
“Clubs and stakeholders should within the one month period meet the following requirements namely mandatory COVID-19 tests to be carried out at government-approved centres and hospitals. These tests must be sustained when the League resumes. The full results of the tests, indicating where they were conducted should be forwarded to the NWFL secretariat in Abuja. Results that are not from government – approved centres and hospitals will not be accepted and the affected clubs risk being suspended from the league,” said Falode.
The NWFL chairperson said the league board count on the support and cooperation of all the clubs and stakeholders to make our league safe and healthy.
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