Nigerian contingent in the English Premier League, PL, led by AFCON2019 top scorer, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi will restart contact training, www.aclsports.com can confirm.
Premier League, PL clubs collectively voted on Monday to resume contact training, according to a report from the league’s official website.
In what will be stage two of its Project Return, Super Eagles stars like Manchester United’s Ighalo, Ndidi (Leicester City), Iwobi (Everton), and Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) will now be allowed to tackle each other albeit with minimal and unnecessary contact reduced.
“(The) Premier League Shareholders today voted unanimously to resume contact training, ” the report said.
“Squads are now able to train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising any unnecessary close contact.”
It would be recalled that PL clubs and players returned to training earlier this month with players training in groups of fives as they were made to observe social distancing.
The likes of Ndidi and Iwobi can now engage their teammates in close contacts following positive consultations between clubs, the PFA, and government all in a bid to ensure a successful resumption of the 2019/2020 season halted by COVID-19.
With the EPL gradually making a return, football fans can now look forward to seeing their favorite clubs and players in action once again and also make money on NetBet Nigeria while doing so.
Meanwhile, while contacts have been allowed, Ndidi, Iwobi, Iheanacho, and their PL colleagues will continue to be tested for COVID-19 twice a week, having already completed the third round of tests.
The PL has recorded seven positive cases from 1744 tests carried out in the first two rounds.