Coronavirus: Former Nigeria Goalkeeper Applauds NFF’s Decision To Suspend Football In Nigeria

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has commended the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to suspend all football matches in the country following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

The decision became necessary due to the announcement of nine fresh cases of the virus in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Recall that on Wednesday, the League Management Committee (LMC) also postponed all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches across the country.

The Atlanta Olympic gold medalist told Goalball that the NFF's decision was the right way to protect the interest of players in the national team.

“This is the best decision the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken when you talk about protecting the interest of players representing the country at the international level.

“If other FA's in the world could suspend football in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, then I think Nigeria has done a great job by joining the queue.

”In fact, we shouldn't have waited too long to have taken this decision considering the impact the virus has created across the globe.

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“The most important thing at this point in time is for us to pray for our players plying their football trade abroad and ourselves living in Nigeria.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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