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As reported by Goal.com last week, an outbreak of the deadly disease has hit Uganda's capital Kampala, days to the annual regional tournament

Football Kenya Federation has requested regional body CECAFA and health authorities for 'an urgent response' following the outbreak of the Ebola disease in Kampala.

As reported by Goal.com last week, an outbreak of the dreaded disease has hit Uganda's capital Kampala, days to the annual Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup tournament claiming lives of three patients.

Twelve national teams each consisting contingents of up to 30 people are expected to start arriving in Kampala in the next few days ahead of the tournament that kicks-off on Saturday (November 24).

According to a statement by Kenyan FA's Secretary General Joseph Agola dated November 17 and addressed to Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, the Kenyan contingent scheduled to depart for Kampala on Thursday next week, is seeking safety guarantees.

"It is disturbing to note that the outbreak is in Kampala, which is the only venue of the tournament. Our federation is taking the health of our players very seriously and even our government has taken measures by posting health officials at the Kenya - Uganda border."

"We therefore, request for guidance over this issue from the country's medical authorities, the regional World Health Organization and the Kenya Ministry of Health before we send our team for the tournament."

Kenya are pooled alongside defending champions and hosts Uganda, 2013 Afcon finalists Ethiopia and South Sudan in Group A of the competition.

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