Rwanda express Ebola concerns in Nigeria to Caf over AFCON qualifier

CAF has stated that some countries have been banned from hosting matches because of Ebola

CAF has stated that some countries have been banned from hosting matches because of Ebola

The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has written to African football’s ruling body over worries about the threat of Ebola in Nigeria.

Rwanda are due to play the Super Eagles in Calabar on 6 September in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

“We wrote a letter to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) for their advice on the situation in Nigeria,” Ferwafa boss Vincent Nzamwita said.

“We’re waiting to see if they can change the game, it’s a big worry.”

He added the federation is also getting direction from the government of Rwanda.

“If the government decides that the Amavubi does not travel, then we shall respect that,” he added.

So far there have been three confirmed deaths from Ebola in Nigeria, with all of the cases linked to the death of a Liberian visitor to Lagos on 25 July.

The other two teams in Group A alongside Nigeria and Rwanda are South Africa and Sudan.

The outbreak has claimed the lives of more than a thousand people, mainly in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Caf has ordered Sierra Leone and Guinea to move their opening home Nations Cup qualifiers to neutral venues due to the outbreak.

Sierra Leone have approached Ghana to host their tie against DR Congo on 10 September.

The Ghana Football Association has said while it is keen to help out, it is “uncertain about the health implications for our country.”

As a result, the GFA has recommended that the Sierra Leone FA asks its government to make a formal request to the government of Ghana for consideration by the Ministry of Health.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. hahahahahahs see RWANDA still dey form one thing one thing o…. Poverty-gum nation….. CAF will never consider your plea. You know why????? becos football in AFRICA is owned by NIGERIA……… aboa

  2. Troy says:

    NoNi,The reality is Naija is sick with Boko Haram and now Ebola. its not Rwanda’s fault they can’t risk the life of their people they’ve lost enough already. NaijaRwanda game will be moved.

  3. Selmade says:

    Ebola will spread across the entire continent. Uganda and Rwanda traveling to Ghana and Nigeria respectively means they will get the virus to East africa while South Africa also will carry it to Southern Africa. Oh my God, we are finished. This is terrible punishment 4 beastiality practices by Ghana. The viras came from animals @ Banger has been fucking.

  4. Mumbi says:

    @Selmade, banger is a beast too so there is nothing wrong 4 him to have sex with his fellow beasts.
    Ebola can be prevented from crossing over to other regions if CAF ban all west africans countries from taking part in qualifying games. Let afcon 2015 be a competition of only Southern, Eastern and North Africans countries.

  5. selfmade says:

    Stop using my i.d., u uncastrated Zambian negrito!

  6. Chukar says:

    Now cholera is also ravaging Accra .its bad indeed.

  7. selfmade says:

    This useless, good for nothing, old school communist association called caf, should suspend this CRAP tournament called afcon till further notice!

    What’s so special about this low standard, mediocrity and poor so called afcon anyway!

    This tournament is one of the most useless tournament on earth and besides the old school foolish autocrates and bourgeois ll benefits from it rather than the participating countries!

    The money for the winners is even meagre and is not worth the risk of playing this poorly managed third class tournament called afcon!

    At the end of the day, these francophone nincompoops and mafia caf members ll be richer whiles these poor states in west Africa are left to fight this deadly disease alone!

    Since, there is no Ebola in Cameroon and since the head of caf, is from Cameroon, he should shift all the Ebola infected nations matches to Cameroon because after all is leadership by example!

    Again, since, caf headquarters is in Egypt and Egypt is ebola-free, he should choose Egypt as the neutral grounds for these Ebola infected to countries to play their matches and let see!

    Ghana, should not entertain any of these Ebola infected countries!

    We are watching with keen eyes and should the government allow any of these countries to use Ghana as their playing grounds, they ll see!

    This useless, bloody touranment should be SUSPEND! EBOLA COUNTRIES SHLD BOYCOTT THIS TOURNAMENT!

  8. Tk says:

    Stop fooling around with BATS.

  9. risky says:

    I know this useless ndc government ll allow teams from ebola infested country into Ghana.

  10. banger says:

    MUMBI AND THE FUCKFACE USIN SELFMADE NAME. THIS ZAMBIAN VILLAGER MAKES ME LOUGH. CAN U BELIEVE I WAS AT THE BABER SHOP TODAY GETTIN MY PRETTY BOY LOOK ON
    AND THEY WERE SHOWIN THIS ZAMBIANS MUZIC VIDEO ALL THE AMERICANS AT THE SHOP STARTED LOUGHIN COS THEY WERE EATIN WITH BOTH HANDS AND ONE OF THEM WAS WEARIN A KARL KANI SHIRT N JEANS. IN 2014 WHO STILL WEARS THOSE CLOTHES. THIS TELL U HOW VILLAGER
    THESE APES ARE.SOO EMBARRISIN.THEY HAV THE NERVS 2 WANNA INSULT GHANAIANS. HONESTLY THEY DNT EVEN COUNT IN THE HUMAN RACE.AND ONE LAST THING.THEY DNT BELIEVE IN SOAP.COS MUMBI MOM TOLD ME WHILE SHE WAS SUCKIN THIS BIG COCK OF MINES.