Afcon qualifiers: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone tie will go ahead in Abidjan


The Government of Ivory Coast has said their Morocco 2015 Group D first leg qualifying match between the Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone will go ahead this Saturday.

Football Sierra Leone sources understands that the decision was made after carefully considered Sierra Leone’s 20-man squad all playing their trade mostly in European leagues, in an extraordinary meeting held by  the National Safety Council (NSC) chaired by the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, attended by top government officials in Abidjan.

The positive outcome will end all speculations of the African giants Ivory Coast will be expelled from the 2015 Africa Cup Nations.

Last month the Ivorian Ministry of Health and Sport Ministry decided that the qualifier will not take place in the capital because of fears of the Ebola dreadful virus.

However, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) reiterated last month that their will be no further changes to schedule fixtures for the continent’s top competition and matches must go ahead as planned.

Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia will remain the only countries required to relocates their fixtures.

Meanwhile, Sierra Leone players are already boarding from various airports for the Abidjan capital.


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