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Sports News of Saturday, 28 March 2020


African Legends join calls for fight against coronavirus

Anthony Baffoe Anthony Baffoe

Legends of the game in Africa have come together to join calls for the fight against the deadly coronavirus which has brought the world to a standstill.

The rapidly spreading virus has led to the suspension of several sporting activities including the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup.

Representing various generations, and led by Confederation of African Football (Caf) Deputy general secretary, Anthony Baffoe, they include Roger Milla, Joseph Antoine Bell (both Cameroon), Herita Ilunga, Tresor Lomana Lualua (both DR Congo), El Hadji Diouf , Alassane N’Dour, Khalilou Fadiga, Diomansy Kamara (all Senegal), Mustafa El Haddaoui (Morocco), Jean Ssenide (Uganda), Wael Gomaa (Egypt), Fatau Dauda (Ghana) and Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria).

They are all trumpeting the safety measures, which includes regular washing of hands and the avoidance of handshake.

As a result of Covid-19, Caf has suspended all competitions until further notice and remain in constant contact with the World Health Organisation and Fifa.

A number of Ghanaian international footballers including Kasim Adams Nuhu, Tariqe Fosu and Nicholas Opoku having been posting videos on social media preaching personal hygiene in the fight to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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