COVID-19: 2020 Sandie Beach Organizers Set to Hold Closed Door Rugby Competition

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The Organisers of the annual Sandie Beach Rugby competition in Lagos, says its 2020 edition will hold behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Ayo Johnson, CEO, Turbocrest Sport, the chief organizer of the competition,  said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)on Sunday.

He said  the event would hold between Dec. 19 and 20 at the Oniru Beach, Lagos, stressing that the players would be adequately tested before coming into the venue.

Johnson who said children would not be  part of the game due to the pandemic,  was hopeful that they would participate in the 2021 event as they had  always been inspirations for the tournament.

He said the Beach version of the game seemed  to be catching the attention of the Nigerian populace as its awareness was still growing.

“During the event, hand sanitisers and face masks must be worn by all participants  at  the event. Eight Male teams and Four Female teams will be participating at this year’s Sandie Beach event.

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“The tournament since inception has been an uphill task, but we are making progress toward making it an international event and also becoming a well-known fascinating event across the world.

“This will be a tournament of a standard never seen in quite a while,  courtesy of our sponsors- Nido Singapore chapter, Super sports, Famboss Nigeria Ltd, Aristomix multimedia and Vivo Mobile,” he said.

Johnson urged  more cooperate bodies to support Sandie Beach Rugby as it would  provide jobs for many Nigerians. (NAN)

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