Clubs in the Nigeria National League (NNL) have been advised to carry out three health screenings on their players before the commencement of the new campaign slated for the 28th of October 2023.
The league body said proof of the medical checks will be required to obtain clean medical clearance for both players and officials.
The clubs are to run the following tests:
- Pre-competition Medical Assessment (PCMA) test to ensure their players and officials are safe to participate in any form of physical activity.
- An electrocardiogram (ECG) test diagnoses the heart’s conditions and electrical activity.
- A Covid-19 test for COVID-related cases.
It is expected that participating clubs will produce official medical reports endorsed by qualified medical Doctors or from notable medical centres.
Chief Operating Officer of the league Emmanuel Adesanya said: “We attach huge importance to the life of each player and official, that is why the medical conditions must be adhered to.”
“Clubs who fail to comply risk disqualification from the league even though the fixtures have been drawn.”
“We urge all the clubs to do this needful and simple task before our kick-off, they all have been notified of the very importance of this development,” he said.