COVID-19: Four NFF staff test positive for virus

The Nigeria Football Federation have revealed that four of its staff tested positive for the coronavirus disease after a general test was conducted.

The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick disclosed this via his Twitter account on Wednesday, adding that the test was conducted after a member of its management tested positive for COVID-19 in August.

According to him, one of those who tested positive has fully recovered while the others are also in stable condition.

“Good afternoon. As part of our commitment to transparency, probity and openness, I would like to brief Nigerians of events as they unfold in football development.

“Firstly, a tragic note, as we lost the head of the ICT department, Mr. Tolulope Abe to complications arising from surgery. May His soul rest in Peace.

“We also conducted COVID-19 tests on all members of staff and four returned positive.

“While one has fully recovered and confirmed negative, others are in stable condition, receiving treatment with the full compliments of the NCDC.

“Now as we await the Federal Government’s pronouncement on the resumption of football, the Federation has been in active discussions about possible friendly matches and I’m happy to say we have finally sealed two high profile matches for next month,” he said.

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