Ebola: Super Eagles To Go Ahead With DR Congo Friendly
The international friendly between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and DR Congo will go ahead as planned despite the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Central African country.
Vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwumi, confirmed that the game will be played in Port Harcourt on May 28 as necessary precautionary measures had been put in place to forestall transmission of the deadly disease into Nigeria.
“We will not jeopardise the health of Nigerians, we have notified the DR Congo Football Federation, while both presidents have met at the CAF committee and finalised issues.
“Beyond that, we have written to the Ministry of Health to have all those coming to Nigeria tested. However, most of the DR Congo players for the match are foreign-based.
“To assure Nigerians, we will not risk anything for the match, there should be no fear at all.
“We are 100 per cent sure that everyone coming for the match will be subjected to test in Congo before coming and Nigeria before they go out” he told NAN.
The friendly against the Diables Rouges (Red Devils) of Congo has been a speculation for cancellation due to the deadly Ebola disease outbreak in the country.
After the game, the Super Eagles will travel to London for another international friendly against England scheduled for June 2 inside the Wembley stadium.
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