A member of the Nigeria Football Federation Management has tested positive to coronavirus, the Football house have confirmed.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the NFF said its management and officials will undergo coronavirus tests at the Secretariat of the Federation, Sunday Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday.

 The NFF scribe, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi addressed the Management and Staff on Wednesday, informing them that the need for general testing has become necessary following the positive test recorded.

 “Apart from him testing positive, I also had issues and had to go for tests when I was feeling ill and uncomfortable. But the truth is most of us have had contact with one another over the days, thus it is important we do the tests.


 “I want to appreciate the Federal Government immensely for their efforts so far to contain the pandemic, and also officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control for agreeing to come to the NFF offices to conduct the tests. After the tests, the offices and the entire complex will be disinfected in line with the protocols of the COVID19,” stated Dr. Sanusi.

 As a means of further precaution, Sanusi also disclosed that after the tests, the offices would be closed for the disinfection process, while Management and Staff will work from home.

He added once the results are out, those who tested negative will immediately resume work in the Secretariat while anyone who tests positive will be required to self-isolate for the period stipulated in the COVID19 protocols by the Federal Government.


As of Tuesday, August 18, the total coronavirus cases in Nigeria had reached 49, 895 after 410 new cases were found in the country.

Abuja, where the NFF secretariat is situated, had the second-highest number of new cases on Tuesday with 45 new positive tests

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