African Volleyball Championships: Nigeria’s Players test negative for Covid-19

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Members of the Nigerian U19 boys and U18 girls’ volleyball teams have returned negative tests for Covid-19, clearing the way for their participation in the African Nation’s Volleyball Championships scheduled to start in Abuja on Wednesday, March 3rd.

President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod, said the players who arrived in Abuja from their training camp in Kaduna on Monday were given Covid-19 all-clear and ready for the competitions.

“All the participating countries will undergo Covid-19 test whenever they enter the country and no team will play without a clearance certificate. We have informed them and also directed them to go to the Nigerian government website on Covid-19 protocols to read the guidelines and I am optimistic that they will adhere to the guidelines.

“Social distances will be observed for officials, invited guests and spectators who will watch the championship. Already, the seats have been space and tagged in line with Covid-19 guidelines and protocols,” Nimrod stated.

He said; “The hands watching and sanitisers have also been put in place. Apart from senitisers on the wall, every player and official will be given one senitiser each that he or she will be using both in the hotel and competition venues.

”And also wearing a face mask is compulsory.”

Cameroon, DR Congo, Central Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar and host Nigeria so far have registered their interest in the competition that the winners will represent Africa at the FIVB World championships.


NP/Mercy Chukwudiebere

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