Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama fearful of Ebola at Africa Cup of Nations


The Ebola virus has caused a scare around the world, and Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has taken notice of the outbreak.

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification will end in November, while the actual tournament will span from Jan. 17 to Feb. 8, and Enyeama, who starts for Nigeria, made it know that he doesn’t support the tournament moving forward when parts of west Africa have been devastated by the disease, with a 5,000 person death total so far.

His fears stem from the fact that hordes of people will crowd into a stadium, making game attendance an easy gateway for the illness to spread, which is a very good point.

“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 you, and what can you do? You’re at risk.”

Ultimately, he knows the Confederation of African Football, CAF, would have to agree on the cancellation.

“But if it happens I will play, if we qualify….I’m not CAF. I’m not the one who calls the shots.”