AFCON 2015: Sierra Leone, Guinea will not host qualifiers


Sierra Leone and Guinea will have to play away from home in the ongoing 2015 AFCON qualifiers and Liberia has no scheduled international matches in the near future.

The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has stated that the circular dated 12 August, 2014 which stated that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone cannot host matches on their territories due to the Ebola outbreak will remain the same until further notice.

Photo: Sierra Leone Sheriff Suma in action against the Ivory Coast.

Guinea will face Ghana Black Stars and Sierra Leone host Cameroon indomitable Lions respectively next month.

Guinea played their opening qualifier in Casablanca where they triumphed 2-1 over Togo but lost to Uganda 2-1.

While Sierra Leone where defeated in both their qualifiers to Ivory Coast and DR Congo.

The Syli Nationale will host the Black Stars on 10 October in Morocco. And the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will take on Cameroon Lubumbashi.

Ebola has infected at least more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year, mainly in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, killing almost 2,700, according to the World Health Organisation.

The disease has also been reported in Nigeria and Senegal but these two countries have not been banned from holding games by CAF.

Officials from affected countries are still subjected to vigorous checks before travelling abroad.

Meanwhile, Guinea will host 2023 Africa Cup of Nations despite ban from hosting international matches until further notice.


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