Cole hopes to raise Ebola awareness

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole tells BBC London how posting football tricks videos on social media can help raise money to combat Ebola.

The 31-year-old former England international has friends and family in Sierra Leone, which is one of the countries most severely affected by the virus.

Figures from the World Health Organization reveal Ebola is thought to have been responsible for up to 1,400 deaths in the country since the outbreak was first recorded in March.

Cole has launched the #FootballFightingEbola campaign to encourage people to donate and spread awareness.

BBC London's Chris Slegg went to meet the striker, as well as his Hammers team-mate Guy Demel and football freestyle experts Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch.

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