Yobo, Nkwocha Get CAF Roles In Fight Against Covid-19

June 12, 2020
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Confederation of African Football, CAF, has selected two former Nigeria internationals, Joseph Yobo and Perpetua Nkwocha, for it’s campaign against the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic.

Tagged Speak Up Africa, CAF said the social media challenge is aimed at raising awareness on proven Covid-19 prevention methods as part of Stay Safe Africa campaign.

“CAF in partnership with Speak Up Africa have launched a social media challenge to further raise awareness on proven COVID-19
prevention methods as part of the Stay Safe Africa campaign,” the continental football wrote on its website on Thursday.

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“The new online challenge forms part of the Stay Safe Africa campaign, which seeks to empower communities and individuals to take simple and proven preventive measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Africa,” the statement continued.

“As part of the challenge, influential players are inviting their peers and everyone to participate in the challenge by recording a video of them doing 19 kick-ups and sharing it on social media.

“To date, African football legends Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Karim Haggui (Tunisia) and Trésor Lomana Lualua (DR Congo) have shared videos,“ the CAF statement further said.

It added that CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe, has also participated in the challenge, as CAF lends its influential voices, clubs and legends to the campaign to help protect one billion Africans from COVID-19.

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