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AFCON 2012 Qualifiers: Cameroon And DR Congo Players To Take Cholera Vaccines Ahead of Clash

Posted by Admin on Oct 7th, 2010 and filed under Featured, Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Players from both teams will be subjected to vaccination against cholera before their October 9 clash.

Cameroon and DR Congo players will undergo cholera vaccination two days before their Saturday clash in the northern Cameroonian city of Garoua, which is situated in a region that suffered a cholera outbreak months ago, Cameroon FA (Fecafoot) said on Wednesday.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, who arrived in the city on Tuesday, left their Benoué Hotel rooms on Wednesday morning to a hall in the lobby where each received a tablet to be taken ahead of the vaccination slated for Thursday morning.

“We have been told by the ministry of health that the cholera situation has greatly subsided, but we’re taking precautions to vaccinate all players staying here ahead of Saturday’s match against DR Congo,” said a medical staff of Cameroon’s team.

DR Congo players will be subjected to the same precautionary exercise unless their officials decide otherwise, according to the Fecafoot.

Congo’s coach Robert Nouzaret had opposed to the change of venue from Yaoundé to Garoua, but African football body CAF had ruled in favor of the new venue.

The Congolese delegation is expected in Cameroon on Thursday.

By Kingsley Kobo| Oct 7, 2010|Goal.com|

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