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Nigeria Vs Democratic Republic Of Congo To Take Place Next Week

The friendly football match next Monday between Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo will take place despite the outbreak of the Ebola outbreak that killed 27 people in the DRC, said the Nigerian Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung.

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The Super Eagles are due to host the Congolese Leopards in the coastal city of Port Harcourt, in preparation for the World Cup, which begins in June in Russia.

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"Nigeria will play friendly with the DRC," the minister told reporters after an interview with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. But "strict measures" will be taken.

"The Congolese team arrives on a special flight, they will be controlled upon their departure from the DRC and will be on arrival in Nigeria," said the minister.

The Congolese government and WHO began a vaccination campaign on Monday in the Congolese town of Mbandaka, in the north-west of the country, to curb the epidemic.

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