The deadly Ebola disease that is strongly itching West African countries has put Togo FA on tension ahead of their away AFCON fixture with Guinea.
Reports have it that Togo FA President Améyi Gabriel has submitted a letter to CAF requesting for a relocation of their first Group E game venue, due to the lethal disease in Guinea.
Gabriel, whose team is scheduled to travel to Conakry early next month is concerned with the reported spread of Ebola virus in Guinea.
“We are concerned about the health situation in the area. We will rely on CAF to reach a decision in this regard” Gabriel was yesterday evening quoted by guineefoot.info
He further more expressed that seeks to follow all necessary measures in cooperation with the Togolese government orders.
“We (would like to) follow the instructions of the Togolese government in order not to endanger the health of the players and members of the delegation“. Added Gabriel, who also understands that CAF will soon judge the ‘health’ situation.
The development comes shortly after World Health Organization (WHO)’s members and advisers of the Emergency Committee met by teleconference on 5th-6th August, and provided an update on and assessment of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. The WHO website (who.int) raveled.
who.int went on to inform that “the Ebola outbreak in the above nations constitutes an ‘extraordinary event’ and a public health risk to other states”.
Furthermore, the Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, convinced all West Africa Ebola affected government to from 8th-August declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.