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SWAN Commends FG for Lifting Ban on Contact Sports

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ogun State Chapter has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on contact sports in the country after months of suspension due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

SWAN in a communiqué after the Emergency Congress of the Association held at the Secretariat, MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta urges stakeholders to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols are put in place in line with safety guidelines highlighted by the NCDC.

The Congress also implores the League clubs in Ogun State to hit the ground running immediately with preparations and ensure that COVID-19 tests are carried out for players and officials.

It appeals to Nigeria Football Federation to distribute the palliatives from the world Football Governing body, FIFA as soon as the  body receives the money.

The Congress expresses concern about the state of limbo that the Ogun State Sports Commission Bill and the Sports Trust Fund Bill has been since the State House of Assembly passed the Bills, and urged the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to assent to the bills.

Olusegun Folarin

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