By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has said that restriction on fans and supporters to watch their favourite clubs play would be lifted during the Aiteo Cup finals which begins next month.
Speaking with Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Osun State Chapter in Osogbo during an inspection visit to the Ultra Modern Sports Complex and Academy established by a Philanthropist, Engineer Olanrewaju Adeleke, he assured that the football governing body will decide on it in their next meeting.
“That (lifting of restriction on football fans) will be very very soon. The decision will be made during our next meeting (in Abuja).
“During our Aiteo Cup finals which is set to begin in three or four weeks, we shall look at allowing 50 per cent of fans (to watch those matches).
“However, we will liaise with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to be given a green light on easing the restrictions placed on football fans,” assured the FIFA Executive Council member.
It would be recalled that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 placed restrictions on sporting activities in March 2020 due to the outbreak of coronavirus which ravaged the world.