The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has through a circular dated Thursday, 21 May 2015 and signed by General Secretary, Hicham El Amrani informed its 54 Member Associations that the Liberia Football Association has received authorization to host CAF competitions on their territory.
This follows a further exchange of correspondence between CAF and the World Health Organization (WHO). The latter confirmed that Liberia was officially declared “Ebola Free” on 9 May 2015, and hence advised CAF to allow the possibility to host football matches in the West African country which was hit by the epidemic over a year ago.
“However, the WHO confirms that the situation of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea and Sierra Leone requires that CAF keeps its precautionary principle, and asks the concerned teams to organise their matches on a neutral ground,”
Meanwhile, Guinea and Sierra Leone, two other African countries still affected by the Ebola Virus, cannot host CAF competitions in their territories.