Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou made the announcement in a video posted Thursday by the Rio de Janeiro-based club on its social media channels.
Brazil clubs Botafogo and Fluminense decide to disobey order to resume competitive football this week as coronavirus pandemic rages
The Rio de Janeiro state football federation proposed that the state championship restart on 18 June, pending state government approval.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil arrive with bulging 17-member support staff entourage, including chef
Brazil have travelled to India with a bulging 17-member support staff, which includes a chef, the head of the delegation, Milton Dantas and a supervisor.
Botafogo have not won a major trophy since lifting the 1995 Brazilian title, and are eighth of 20 teams in the Brazilian Serie A after playing six games of the 2012 season.