Sierra Leone Afcon qualifier to be played in Lubumbashi DR CONGO


Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has announced that their qualifying match for the continent’s top competition Morocco 2015 group stage against DR Congo listed for September 10. 2014 will be played in Lubumbashi in the south-eastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lubumbashi is DR Congo second largest city. CAF ruled the game to be moved out of Sierra Leone because of the Ebola outbreak. (Photo Sierra Leone national stadium will not be hosting any qualifiers)

Sierra Leone head coach Johnny Mckinstry already named his 20-man squad from European leagues But official will undergo Ebola test before boarding flight to the Ivory Coast for their first leg tie.

Last month, the Seychelles forfeited hosting Sierra Leone rather than risk the virus dissemination to the Indian Ocean island while Guinea will played Togo in Morocco matches scheduled for September 5 or 6, 2014.

Senegal is the fifth country with the Ebola-outbreak, The Current Ebola virus in West Africa is recorded as the worst ever infected approximately 3,000 and almost 1500 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria had passed away due to Ebola.

The qualifiers are expected run from September 5 to November 19 and will decide the 15 teams to play alongside host Morocco in Africa’s top football tournament early next year.


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