Caf stands firm on Nations Cup venues
The Confederation of African Football has declared there will be no further changes to September’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers despite some relocation requests over Ebola fears.
It stated on its website: “Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia remain the only countries required to relocate their fixtures to neutral territories as a result of the situation of the Ebola virus.”
Cameroon had become the latest team to express fears over the outbreaks and asked for their qualifier in DR Congo to be moved.
Earlier this month
Caf told Sierra Leone and Guinea to move their home matches,
and the latter arranged to
play their 5 September game against Togo in Morocco.
Sierra Leone themselves banned all football in the country from 4 August but they have
yet to confirm a new location for their 10 September match against DR Congo.
Caf added that it would “reassess the situation in mid-September in order to allow or not these affected countries to receive teams and organise Caf competitions”.