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Published On: Thu, Sep 4th, 2014

Nigeria, Congo tie: Fans to undergo Ebola test at UJ. Esuene Stadium

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Super Eagles World CupSpectators for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Congo on Saturday will be screened for the Ebola Virus Disease.

The Ebola Virus outbreak in Nigeria has accounted for seven deaths so far and visiting Congo have expressed concerns about the disease in the country.

Peoples Daily Sports has been informed that all ticket holders will be tested for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) before being allowed into the UJ. Esuene Stadium.

The Cross River State Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Patrick Ugbe explained that although there is no recorded case of the disease in Cross River, the state is taking no chances, especially with the high influx of visitors expected in the city of Calabar for the encounter.

The measure would thus help to identify and quarantine visitors who could have the disease so as to prevent its further spread.

Meanwhile, The Federation Congolaise de Football (Fecafoot) has announced that their team will land in Calabar, venue of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Nigeria today.

The Red Devils confirmed their players and officials will jet in via a specially chartered flight, finally shedding light on their means and time of arrival.

The Nigeria Football Federation had earlier complained that the Congolese were not being transparent.

The African champions will host the Red Devils as they start the journey to defend the title they won in 2013 in South Africa in Morocco which will host the tournament from the January 17 to February 8.

 

 

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