The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has directed the temporary shutdown of all activities at four National Stadiums across the country.
According to a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson of the Ministry, Lere-Adams A.B, the direction is aimed to checking the spread and safeguard all Nigerians against the COVID-19 virus.
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The stadiums to be shut down include MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja; Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna; Liberty Stadium, Ibadan and National Stadium, Surulere-Lagos.
The ministry also noted that, following this directive, these facilities will not be available till further notice.
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders are putting necessary measures in place to curb and eliminate the Pandemic in Nigeria.
Arsenal suffered a shock loss 2-1 loss to Watford at the Emirates in the English Premier League on Tuesday night.
It was Watford’s first Premier League away win at Arsenal as two goals in the first 13 minutes set up the 2-1 victory.
Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul opened the scoring with a powerful drive aided by a deflection off Aaron Ramsey, who limped off with an injury.
Watford’s second came three minutes later as Troy Deeney slotted in after Petr Cech parried Etienne Capoue’s shot into his path.
But Alex Iwobi slotted in from Alexis Sanchez’s chipped cross on 54 minutes and Lucas Perez crashed an effort against the crossbar as Arsenal piled the pressure on in the second half, but Watford held on.
Chelsea and Liverpool played a 1-1 draw at Anfield as the visitors missed the chance of an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s header earned Liverpool the equalizer after David Luiz’s 25th minute free-kick had put them ahead.
Chelsea could have taken all three points but Diego Costa’s penalty was saved by Mignolet.
In other matches, Crystal Palace beat Bournemouth 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium while relegation threatened Sunderland played a goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur to ensure all top teams dropped points on the night.
Elsewhere Sam Voke’s 87th minute goal was all Burnley needed to beat Leicester City 1-0 at Turf Moor while Middleborough and West Brom played a 1-1 draw in a keenly contested encounter at the Riverside Stadium.
Swansea City defeated Southampton 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.