Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has insisted that the Ebola outbreak in Congo DR will not affect the Super Eagles’ friendly against the team. He said the disease won’t affect plans for the game as many of the Congolese players are foreign-based.
He further said the affected part of the country was a remote village. Pinnick however said the federation had contacted the Ministry of Health to ensure that each member of the visiting side will be tested before being allowed into the country.
Pinnick also told Channels Television that the Congolese contingent will arrive Nigeria on May 25, 2018.
”It is in a very remote village in Congo, besides 98 percent of their players are foreign-based players, they are flying in.
”They will fly into Port Harcourt at 6pm on the 25th of this month, three days to the march. The airplane will wait for them and take them back.
”Officially just to be cautious, we have written to the Ministry of Health to give us cover, before they arrive and leave, they will test them just to take extra precaution,’’ he said.
The visiting Congolese team include Benik Afobe, Gael Kakuta, Yannick Bolasie and Chancel Mbemba.