COVID-19: NIGERIAN SPORTS OPEN WITH BADMINTON

With partial lifting on restriction on sporting activities in Nigeria, badminton players are among the first set to return to the courts as restriction on training is lifted.

According to a release by the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) it has lifted restrictions on training and allowed its players go back to the court in line with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development proclamation on ease of restrictions of training for non-contact sports

In the statement signed by the BFN President, Francis Orbih,  the Federation has fashioned out protocols and modalities for the resumption of training and has made plans to ensure compliance to these important protocols.

The Federation, in the same vain, has issued protocols to the players for when competitions resume.

The BFN also stressed the need for adherence to these training and competition protocols for training and when competitions resume,” he added.

It announced that its partners GIG logistics have donated 1,000 branded face masks to be distributed to badminton players across the country. This is to complement the efforts of the BFN in cushioning the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Orbih, each player gets two face masks as distribution has already commenced and all badminton players are expected to receive their face masks through their zonal representatives in the next few days.

The BFN President expressed appreciation of his board to the management of GIG Logistics and has directed the Media and Publicity committee to ensure maximum sensitisation about the safe use of the face masks.