Swansea City star: Ebola is a worry for everybody

Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast

Wilfried Bony has expressed concern ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

During a recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, when the Cote d'Ivoire took on Sierra Leone, Swansea City manager Gary Monk expressed concern over the fitness of Wilfried Bony - as the Ivory Coast were competing in one of the countries that had suffered most from the Ebola crisis.

Swans boss Monk said at the time: "Our club doctor and everyone will liaise with Wilfried's federation. It's important to see how the player feels in all this, as ultimately he's the one we're talking about.

"We'll try to support him in the best way for himself, club and country," he concluded.

Last week UEFA president Michel Platini and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) clashed over the Ebola issue as the Frenchman spoke out over the impact the virus could have on the tournament. CAF wanted an apology.

Health for the public and, of course, for the competitors, has to be prioritised and now Bony too has had his say.

"It's important for us to play in a safe country," he is quoted by Daily Star to have said.

"Of course, the situation is a worry for everybody, because you don't want to get sick."

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