Ebola: Enyeama Wants AFCON 2015 Postponed

by on October 24, 2014

Nigeria skipper Vincent Enyeama has said next year’s African Cup of Nations be shifted because it may be too risky to stage the competition on account of the deadly Ebola disease, africanFootball.com reports.

Hosts Morocco had asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to move the tournament to a later date as a result of Ebola, which has so far killed almost 5,000 people in West Africa.

And 32-year-old Nigeria and Lille goalkeeper Enyeama said: ”I really wish it doesn’t happen (AFCON) with all the people that will be moving around,

“But I’m not CAF. I’m not the one who calls the shots.”

Enyeama confirmed that he was fearful of the spread of the Ebola virus.

“It’s risky for everyone because you go to Africa and then everyone is hugging you and shaking you, and what can you do? You’re at risk.

“But if it happens I will play, if we qualify,” africanFootball.com quoted the ex-Enyimba shot stopper as saying on Friday.

Nigeria currently lies third in Group A in the qualifying series for the 2015 AFCON with only the top two and the best third-placed teams advancing to the tournament proper.


Source: Nation

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