Super Eagles players will soon return to action in the Spanish league, LaLiga Santander following a positive decision from the Spanish government.
Following a set of guidelines from its Ministry of Health, the Spanish government through its Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has given a go ahead for LaLiga to resume on June 8, www.aclsports.com can confirm.
The Spanish government has given the green light for the return of professional sport – including #LaLigaSantander and #LaLigaSmartBank – as of June 8th, following guidelines from the Ministry of Health.#BackToWin pic.twitter.com/OjjV61pnBf
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) May 23, 2020
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The decision was made public early Saturday when LaLiga confirmed the news via their official social media account.
Reacting to the development, LaLiga President, Javier Tebas, expressed his happiness but said they must tread with caution by following guidelines provided by their health authority.
“We are happy with the decision, ” he said on his official Twitter account. “It is a result of great work from the clubs, players, CSD and agents involved.”
“But it is very important not to lower our guard and follow the sanitary norms of health regulators and ensure the pandemic does come back, ” he added.
LaLiga has been on break since March 23 due to the effects of the Coronavirus, COVID19, pandemic but is now set to return on June 8 with a number of Super Eagles players expected to feature for their respective clubs.
The latest development comes just a week after these players returned to training with their LaLiga clubs albeit in small groups of 10.
¡Ganas de fútbol en Miralcamp 😎!@LaLiga#EndavantMésQueMai#VolverEsGanar pic.twitter.com/1LlZs1WYXI
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) May 22, 2020
Giants Barcelona remain two points clean of fiercest rivals Real Madrid at the top of the log with 58 points to Madrid’s 56.
For Super Eagles players, Etebo Oghenekaro, on loan from Stoke City is the highest placed with Getafe 5th, Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal sit 8th while Ramon Azeez and Granada are just behind in 9th.
For the duo of Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo, they will resume their rat race with relegation on June 8 with their Leganes side currently 19th on the table.
Spain remains one of the world’s worst hit nations by the COVID19 pandemic, after over 28k deaths from over 234,000 cases recorded.