Fear of Ebola: Uganda do not want Guinea fans in their country

by Olorunwa Lawal

Ahead of the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Uganda and Guinea on Wednesday, September 10, the Ugandan government has said that it will not allow fans from the West African country as only a 25-man squad is expected.

While addressing journalist in Kampala, Ugandan minister of health, Ruhakana Rugunda, said that fans were restricted because of Ebola scare.

“Although the majority of this team are from France, the risks of importing Ebola into Uganda from the few coming in from Guinea cannot be ignored.

“The delegation has been restricted to only 25 members. This will include all players, coaches and support staff. No fans will be allowed to accompany the players into the country,” said Rugunda.

He added that during the team’s stay in the country, local surveillance team will have access to their camp for the purpose of monitoring and counseling. This he said is a measure to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus disease, as Guinea is one of the worst hit countries in West Africa.

The Cranes, who are in Group E, played a 1-1 draw against Ghana in Kumasi on Saturday, and will host Guinea in their second Group match at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Comments (12)

  1. may God help us quench this ebola fire o.

  2. if that is the case, they shouldnt be any trade relations ooo. let boycott ourselves cos of ebola scare.

  3. the fear of ebola is the begining of wisdom oooooooo

  4. this is one thing nigeria wont do. she will embrace them at the detriment of her own citizen and be claiming africa as the centre of her foreign policy. idiots

  5. this ebola issue is getting more serious day by day.

  6. okay, we don hear. let the games begin.

  7. well i dont blame, they need to secure thier citizens

  8. hmmmmmm, naso everybody dey fear west africa. lol

  9. nice one . security matters

  10. wetin ebola go cause for this country ehn. people go hear am

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