AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Debunk ‘Unknown Sickness’ Report

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Super Eagles of Nigeria have debunked reports of ‘unknown sickness' that supposedly hit the camp ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Team coordinator, Pascal Patrick, who spoke to Leadership Sports on phone from the team based camp in Egypt, said that all the players are in good condition.

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“All the players are in good condition as I speak with you, some just experience flu and cold, which the team doctors has given them medication and they have started training,” he said.

Pascal also rued the reports of the unknown sickness' while charging the media to always verify their stories before publishing a report that will smear the image of the country.

“When they say unknown sickness they are tarnishing the image of the country, nothing of such happened in the camp, few players were under the weather in their hotel due to the air conditioner.”

“The media should always confirm their stories before publishing it as not to mislead Nigerians and bringing down the team spirit in the camp.”

He further informed that the players and the technical crew are in high spirits ahead of their opening campaign against Burundi on Saturday.

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“Team is ready for business and I can assure Nigerians when the competitions start properly on Friday they will be going all out to do the nation proud,” he concluded.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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