Nigeria, DR Congo Friendly In Doubt Over Ebola Fears

The international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and DR Congo is in serious doubt after the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola disease in the Central African country.

The Ebola disease has been confirmed for the ninth time in DR Congo and the latest outbreak has claimed 17 lives thus throwing the aforementioned Russia 2018 World Cup friendly warm up game in doubt.

The match slated for the Port Harcourt city of Rivers State is expected to hold on May 28.

Earlier this week, the health ministry in Nigeria ordered for measures to be taken as regards screening visitors from neighbouring countries.

A Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) official also confirmed the screening of visitors via Daily Mail. He said: ‘We will stop the game on medical advice because we cannot risk any lives.”

“But in the meantime, the visiting team will be fully screened on arrival in the country for the game. Both CAF and FIFA have been informed of the situation.” he concluded.