The management of Bayelsa United FC, has appealed to supporters of the club to stay at home in the remaining matches of the league, in accordance with directives from the Nigeria Football Federation NFF.
The club in a statement in Yenagoa, notes that the decision to restrict fans from the stadium became imperative following the latest circular sent to various clubs in the Nigeria National League, NNL.
According to the statement, henceforth spectators will not be allowed into the Stadium to watch matches pending when the football authorities lift the ban on fans to return to match venues.
The club also urges all stakeholders and football enthusiasts to accept the present reality,pointing out that the move for fans not to watch the team was not intentional but to avoid NFF harmer.
It explains that failure for fans to stay at home is a clear violation of COVID 19 protocol as prescribed by the Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID 19 and Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
The management of the club also appeals to fans to follow the team at home via the club’s social media platforms to avoid banishment from the Samson Siasia stadium,in order not to impede the chances of the team gaining promotion to the elite Nigeria Professional Football League.