Sirawoo promises fans’ safety at Wike Pre-season tourney
Organisers of the Governor Wike Pre-season tournament, which kicks off in Port Harcourt on November 6, have assured teams and fans coming for the event of their security during the competition.
Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Sports, Honour Sirawoo, said on Sunday that all the COVID-19 guidelines would be strictly followed during the event, adding that adequate security has been provided at the venues and team hotels.
The Governor Wike Pre Season tournament will feature Enyimba, Abia Warriors, Rivers United, Plateau United, Kwara United, Lobi Stars, Nasarawa United, Akwa United, MFM FC, Niger Tornadoes, Gombe United, Bayelsa United, Bendel Insurance, Goddosky FC, and Cynosure FC.
According to Sirawoo: “We have directed the committee handling the tournament to ensure that every COVID-19 protocol is adhered to. If you allow two persons to the stadium, they must be subjected to the appropriate screening and protocols. The distancing must be there.
“We want to enjoy good football. We have appealed to the teams to come along with certified copies of tests that they were subjected to, in order actually match our actions, on the COVID-19 protocols.”
“Rivers State is the home of sports and football features prominently. People haven’t seen quality matches for sometime due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Matches of the Governor Wike Pre-season tournament will be played at Sharks Stadium.