Only the 24 Super Eagles players, their coaches and backroom staff would board the charter flight arrangement being organised by the Nigerian authorities ahead of the March 30 return leg tie in Freetown.
No member of the Nigeria Supporters club, fans, distinguished guest and journalists would be allowed to travel with the Nigerian delegation to Freetown as part of the agreement struck with the host nation’s immigration services’ officials.
Chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation are in talks with the management of the Air Peace to airlift the Nigerian delegation to the second leg tie in Freetown on March 30, under a charter flight deal.
MEANWHILE, No spectator would be allowed to get close to Super Eagles’ players when they report for training inside the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, ahead of the March 27 AFCON Qualifier against Sierra-Leone.
It was gathered that this precautionary measure is meant to ensure that no Super Eagles player contracts the deadly Coronavirus which has ravaged several countries in the world.
All the European clubs where Nigerian players ply their trade have directed the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure that they don’t come in contact with members of the public, before, during and after the game.
The invited players are expected to report to the team’s camp from March 22 where training has been slated to begin from March 23.
NFF orders suspension of NPFL games after death of Nasarawa player
The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed deep sadness over the death of Nasarawa United defender, Chineme Martins following his shock demise during a Match Day 23 league game against Katsina United at the Lafia Township Stadium on Sunday.
Martins was reported to have slumped and died while in action.
The NFF has therefore ordered for the onward suspension of league matches until there is medical equipment compliance at different league venues.
This decision came after the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in conjunction with the NFF engaged the League Management Company to review the situation.
As an immediate first step the NFF has directed that beginning and with immediate effect no further match NPFL league match be played except there is full compliment of the medical equipment and personnel as provided in the NFF Club Licensing Regulations.
Effective compliance date is Saturday March 14. 2020.
Meanwhile, all Match Commissioners and the host FA are to ensure they inspect all the facilities including carrying out test runs before giving go-ahead for any match to be played.
The NFF and LMC will ensure full compliance.
The football body further condoled with the family of the late player and football stakeholders at large.