Lobi Stars players, officials undergo COVID-19 test

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Lobi Stars players, officials undergo COVID-19 test

Ahead of 2020 /2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season, officials and players of Lobi Stars Football Club have undergone COVID-19 test at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi for laboratory analysis to determine their status.

Apart from the players and members of the technical crew, other management staff of the club led by the Vice-Chairman, Mike Idoko also had their samples taken.

The Media Officer of the club, Austin Tyowua quoted Idoko as saying the decision to have players, officials and management team of the club tested for the deadly virus is in line with the NCDC and LMC protocols in preparation for the new season which is slated for September/October.

“As you are aware, the NCDC and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have outlined health protocols to be followed for football leagues in the country to resume.

“So what we have done is to comply in order to qualify to take part in the league. This is compulsory for everyone in Lobi Stars, beginning from the players, officials, board members and management staff.”

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He also commended the staff of the isolation centre at Benue State University Teaching Hospital for attending to the players despite the ongoing doctors’ strike.

Furthermore, Idoko said Lobi Stars have since put behind them the disappointment of last season, in which Lobi Stars were denied a continental ticket in controversial circumstances and are ready to challenge for all trophies this season.

The Makurdi based club who recently unveiled Kabiru Dogo as new head coach after his mutual exit from Sunshine Stars are now in line to kick off the new season following the declaration of sports restart without fans by the presidential task force, sports ministry in good health shape.

 

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