Adamawa Utd. Chairman Kicks Against NPFL Restart,Calls for Caution

May 21 21:56 2020

By Tolulope Oguntimehin

With coronavirus ravaging the length and breath of the country and all activities at a standstill, sporting activities have suffered the most hit due to contact nature of the games.

However, with gradual easing of the lockdown, it seems there is ray of hope for sporting activities to return especially with recent national council of sports deciding to hold the national sports festival scheduled for Edo state.

Few stakeholders have clamoured for the return of Nigeria Professional Football League but the newly appointed chairman of Adamawa United, Emmanuel Zira has kicked against restart of the league citing the current situation of the country where so many states are battling the dreaded pandemic.

He said ‘Nigeria Professional Football League returning under this pandemic will be shocking, whoever is proposing it does not love football.

‘As a chairman of Adamawa United Football Club, my preoccupation now is the safety of my players and officials, it is not football. I am not even thinking of it for now.

‘Forget about our current position on the table even if we are first on the log I will be the last person to agitate for the return of football now’

He went further by questioning the state of some of health facilities in the country and number of covid-19 patients increasing day by day and Nigeria not reaching her pick yet, ‘so whoever is wishing our football to start now does not have the interest of the game at heart,’ he concluded.

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