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Nigeria in the dark over Congo’s Ebola claims

27 August 2014, 11:59

Abuja -  The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has exclusively toldsupersport.com that it has received no official correspondence from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) over claims made by Congo ahead of September’s 2015 African Nations Cup (Afcon) qualifier in Calabar, Supersport reports.

Congo, Nigeria’s opponents in the September 6 cracker have expressed concerns over the suitability of Calabar as venue for the game.

The Congolese insist they will not visit Calabar or indeed any other Nigerian City for the game following the recent outbreak of the Ebola outbreak.

Also read: NFF proposes dissolution of committees

Several cases of Ebola has been reported in parts of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, resulting in no less than 1 427 deaths and at least 2,615 infections have been recorded since March.

Just over 24 hours ago, Congo DR became the fifth African country with reported cases of the virus.

Congo's coach, Claude Leroy says it will be "difficult and risky" coming to Nigeria for the fixture.

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