Nine players of Kwara United have tested positive for Covid-19 after the directive of the League Management Committee in line with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) guideline that all NPFL participating clubs should get tested for Covid-19.
According to PUNCH Newspaper, officials of the club refused to give details on the report that nine of their players tested positive for the dreaded disease.
The media officer of the club, Jimoh Bashir was quoted to have said ” That was what the NCDC said and as a club we don’t have anything to say about it since they were the ones that conducted the tests and also confirmed it. It is left to NCDC to say that the players are positive or not, but everything about COVID-19 in Kwara is being handled by a committee. As a club, we are under the Kwara State Government and we cannot say anything about it, that is why we didn’t react. It is up to the state government to clarify from the NCDC.”
The club chairman, Kumbi Titiloye was quoted to have said that, “The report is very inaccurate. There is a COVID-19 team in kwara State and we will wait for the government to give their report.
“I am not allowed to speak on COVID-19 issues, if it was football matter, I will discuss it with you. I am not the one that carried out the tests, it’s the COVID-19 team and they are the ones that can tell you what is going on and not any member of Kwara United.”146