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Ebola worry for Enyeama

2014-11-14 11:40
Vincent Enyeama (Supplied)
Vincent Enyeama (Supplied)
Cape Town - Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has urged the Confederation of African Football to postpone the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to the threat of Ebola on the continent.

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A decision on who will replace Morocco as hosts is yet to be made as concerns over the virus continue to be raised, reports Football411.

And Enyeama, whose club Lille runs stringent three-week evaluations on the keeper every time he returns from international duty, is wary of the tournament going ahead.

"My club monitors me for three weeks any time I return from Nigeria because of Ebola and nobody wants to sit around you or shake you then," said Enyeama.

"But I must now commend the Nigerian government for the massive effort they put up to eradicate it from the country and get an approval from the WHO (World Health Organisation)."

Regarding the staging of AFCON 2015, Enyeama said: "If I were CAF, I will suspend the tournament because it is difficult to contain. But if we qualify, I will play in the tournament."

Nigeria are in AFCON qualifying action on Saturday as they travel to Congo for a crunch Group A match, where the Super Eagles will be looking to go level on points with the Red Devils, who sit second in the standings, one point behind leaders South Africa.

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