by Mark Bassey
Super Eagles skipper and Lille FC first goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has implored the Confederation of African Football, CAF, to cancel next year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON), due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.
Following his club’s stalemate draw with Everton on Thursday night, the goalie told Dailymail.com his opinion about the tournament. Enyeama said that it will be risky for everyone who travels to Morocco for the tournament.
He said, “I really wish it doesn’t happen with all the people that will be moving around. It’s risky for everyone because you go to Africa and then everyone is hugging you and shaking hands with you, and what can you do? You’re at risk.”
Enyeama, however, says he would be available to play for Nigeria if they qualify for the competition. “If it happens (and Nigeria qualifies) I will play”, he said.
Recently, Morocco was reported to have withdrawn from hosting the Nations’ cup Africa’s, but the reports have been denied by the North African country.
Nigeria currently lies third in Group A in the qualification group for the tournament.