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Ebola fears ahead of Gambia's U-20 football match in Liberia

Banjul, Gambia - The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has said it will consult the relevant health authorities in the country before its national U-20 team leaves for Liberia Thursday for the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier.

The decision to consult health authorities follows confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Monrovia, the Liberian capital.

GFF media officer Bakary B Baldeh told PANA Wednesday that the federation is seeking medical advice from the authorities before flying the Darling Scorpions to Liberia.

“In any case, the position at the moment is that the team will travel to Liberia. We will take all necessary measures including consulting with the concerned government health authorities,” GFF sources said.

The Ebola disease, which broke out in Guinea, has now extended to Liberia, triggering fears in the West African sub-region. Over 80 people are reported to have died since the outbreak.

The match between Gambia and Liberia on Sunday is the first leg of the preliminary stage of the qualifiers.

Pana 03/04/2014