DR Congo Friendly Will Still Hold – Eagles MO

Super Eagles Media Officer (MO) Toyin Ibitoye has assured Nigerians that the highly anticipated international friendly match between the team and DR Congo will still take place amidst Ebola fears.

The match will be played in Port Harcourt on the 28th of May and is expected to serve as a warm up game for the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer.

There were fears that the game won’t see the light of the day due to the Ebola outbreak that led to the death of 17 people but the Ministry of Health promptly stepped in to make sure that the Eagles World Cup preparations is not disturbed.

Ibitoye while addressing the issue via Guardian said: “The friendly against DR Congo will still hold. We have not got any information that any of the players listed for the game is having the disease. Everybody will be tested at the point of entry into the country. Adequate arrangements have been put in place for the game. Ebola scare in DR Congo will not in any way affect the friendly game.”