Nigeria's Golden Eaglets were subjected to discrimination and emotional torture in Gabon; 'Ebola Nigeria, Ebola Nigeria' they yelled
Sahara reporters disclosed a discriminatory treatment Nigerian players and fans experienced in the hands of their host Gabon, when they met last Sunday for an African Youth Championship qualifier
The report reveals what seemed like the absurdity of the hosts, chanting ‘Ebola Nigeria, Ebola Nigeria’
The match had to be moved from Saturday to Sunday after Gabonese authorities denied the Golden Eaglets entrance into its territory, and that did not stop there
A Nigerian player who was part of the delegation to the Central African nation recounts the ordeal
“Even on getting to Libreville, we were warned not to even eat their food because of their hostile nature, which we later saw on match day.
"We were robbed because of bad officiating by the referee and we were equally shocked when the fans started shouting at us and calling us ‘Ebola Nigeria! Ebola Nigeria!’," Nigerian defender Halilu said.
The Eaglets however, are not dismayed by the treatment or the 2-1 loss in Libreville
Team captain Kelechi Nwakali assures the Gabonese wrath when they meet about a week from now in Nigeria: ''We are going to show Gabon why Nigeria is Under-17 defending champions and not ‘Ebola Nigeria’ as they called us during the match in Libreville.”
Meanwhile, the NFF has reported to the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
“The committee would sit over the issue and decide the line of action to take,” an NFF official said.