Enyeama: Cancel AFCON
24 October 2014, 16:12
Nairobi - Vincent Enyeama has added his voice to the debate surrounding the
possible postponement of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations because of the
The deadly virus has claimed thousands of lives in West Africa, which
prompted would-be hosts Morocco to withdraw their commitment for the
The Confederations of African Football are thus
considering alternative options to host, but there have not been any
takers thus far.
Enyeama has pleaded with the continental
football body to consider canceling AFCON 2015 all together in order to
minimise the risk of the virus spreading.
"I really wish it
(AFCON) doesn't happen with all the people that will be moving around,"
the Super Eagles captain told reporters after Lille's 0-0 draw with
Everton in the Europa League on Thursday.
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"But I'm not CAF. I'm not the one who calls the shots.
risky for everyone because you go to Africa and then everyone is
hugging you and shaking you, and what can you do? You're at risk.
"But if it happens I will play, if we qualify," he added.
the defending champions, are currently outside of an automatic AFCON
qualifying place and have to win both of their matches to have a chance
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