By Olawale Ayeni, Abuja
No fewer than 9 players of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kwara United have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus also referred to as COVID-19.
Kwara United recorded 9 positive coronavirus cases after players and staff of the club were tested for the infection ahead of a possible restart of the Nigeria Professional Football League.
According to Legit.ng the club in compliance with the regulation of the League Management Company (LMC) had all their members taken the test on September 17.
It was gathered that the Afonja War- riors mandated all players to take the tests as they return to training in Ilorin.
Nine of the stars returned positive re- sults and have been taken to the Sobi Isolation Centre in Ilorin.
All clubs have been ordered by the LMC to perform COVID-19 test for players and officials in line with the pro- tocols and guidelines from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Since the Federal Government an- nounced the return of sports behind closed doors last month, football activities is yet to resume.
Meanwhile, with the gradual flattening of the coronavirus pandemic curve in Nigeria, the federal government has stated that it is yet to lift ban on contact sports including football.
Despite the gradual easing of the lockdown, the Nigeria Professional Football League 2020/21 season resumption is still uncertain as government say go-ahead has not been ordered.
According to the club’s media officer, Jimoh Bashir, who spoke to LEADERSHIP sports, said that the management of club would not make any comments about the matter.
“Kwara state has a committee in charge of that, the club have not say anything so we will not said anything about it. may be some people got the information from NCDC that our play- ers and officials were tested positive for COVID-19 I don’t know”.