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Bauchi FA Suspends Football Activities

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The Bauchi State Football Association (BAFA) in line with the directive from Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended all football activities in the state for four weeks.

Chairman of Bauchi State FA, Patrick Pascal, MON approved the suspension of football activities as a precautionary move against global coronavirus pandemic in the Pearl of Tourism state.

The Bauchi state FA boss who doubles as the Super Eagles Coordinator advised all chairmen of the 23 local government areas and stakeholders to adhere strictly to the suspension as a safety and precautionary measure till further information from the Ministry of Health and Nigeria Center for Disease Control.

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is not presently affecting Nigeria on the scale it is ravaging other countries of the world, the Association is however in agreement with these aforementioned critical stakeholders that the wellbeing of our athletes and sports loving Nigerians is of paramount importance.

“We urge you all to take your personal hygiene seriously, such as hand-washing, the use of sanitizers and social distancing as we put hands and hearts together to defeat this scourge” he said .

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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