The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have ignored the request of Nigeria’s first opponent in the AFCON 2015 qualifiers, Congo, to have their fixture moved from Calabar.
The coach of the Congolese Red Devils, had requested that the game be moved because of Ebola scare.
But in a statement released on the official website of CAF on Thursday, the body declared:
“CAF has not changed or made amendments to the announced schedule of fixtures for match days one and two of the final group phase of qualifying for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015.
“Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia remain the only countries required to relocate their fixtures to neutral territories as a result of the situation of the Ebola virus as stated in our circular to member countries on 12th August, 2014.
“Fixtures for CAF U-20 and U-17 Championships qualifiers as well as inter-club competitions fixtures in the Orange CAF Champions League and Orange Confederations Cup all remain as scheduled and unchanged.
“As earlier announced, CAF will reassess the situation in mid-September 2014 in order to allow or not these affected countries to receive teams and organise CAF matches and competitions.
The body however warns every nation to follow the precautions recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO) in balding travelers and travelling arrangements:
“In addition, according to WHO recommendations, it is extremely important that every Federation, whose country is affected by the virus, should ensure that their respective delegations travelling abroad can be examined before their departure in order to ensure that no member can transmit Ebola.