The NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr and some national team players have jointly sent a message to Nigerians urging them to obey the directives given by the World Health Organisation on the coronavirus.
The Covid-19 outbreak has wreaked havoc with the global economy and resulted in a suspension of sporting activities, including football leagues and competitions in Nigeria since March.
Since the country had the first coronavirus case in February, 782 cases and 25 deaths have been recorded across the nation, as of Tuesday night…
Eagles captain Ahmed musa said, “Let’s stay at home, please be safe.”
“I hope everyone is staying safe and staying healthy, but please stay at home,” Everton star Alex Iwobi said.
Shehu Abdullahi added,“ Please, don’t also forget to pray for our country and the world.”
Former Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie said, “The more adherent we are, the sooner this goes away and life can come back to normal.”
“Please wash your hands, please sanitize your hands and please stay inside during this lockdown. It is for our own good,” Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo advised.
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— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) April 20, 2020
Adding his voice to the campaign, Fortuna Düsseldorf II goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye said, “To win this fight against COVID-19 we have to follow the rules of the NCDC, the Nigerian government and the Nigeria Football Federation very strictly.”
On his part, Rohr stated, “It is a difficult battle because we don’t see the enemy but we can win it together if we have this good solidarity. We have it in our football family and we must have it all together in Nigeria.”