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Ebola Scare: DR Congo players ‘ll be tested on arrival- Pinnick

Monica Iheakam

Players and officials of DR Congo national team will be tested on arrival, so says Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick.

There were reservations in some quarters that the match should be cancelled due to the recent out break of the Ebola Virus which resulted to deaths in DR Congo.

Pinnick, who spoke on a television programme monitored by Daily Sunsports Monday morning, disclosed that the NFF has written to the Ministry of Health to provide the nesccseary logistics needed to ensure that the visitors are properly tested before and after the match in Port Harcourt.
He assured Nigerians that all logistics for the game were already in place and that fans in and outside Port Harcourt should come out en masse to support an the Eagles.

“The game against Congo will go on 100% because we have taken into consideration every health possibility; but the area affected is a very remote village in Congo and besides, 98% of their players are foreign-based so there is no reason to panic.

“Just to be cautious, we have officially written to the Ministry of Health to give us cover, so they will be tested on arrival and when they are about to leave.

“They are flying into Port Harcourt 6 pm on Friday which is the 25th, three days before the match and the aircraft will wait to take them back to their destination, Pinnick said on Channels Television.
The Super Eagles will confront DR Congo on Friday the 28th of May in their 3rd World Cup build-up game at the Adokieye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


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