Ebola: Sierra Leone asks to play in Ghana

CAIRO (AP) — Sierra Leone has asked for permission to play some of its African Cup qualifiers in Ghana because of the Ebola outbreak at home.

The Confederation of African Football said in a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Sierra Leone indicated it wanted to move its home ties in the final qualifying round to Ghana. CAF said the request had been made to Ghanaian authorities and "necessary reviews are being undertaken."

Sierra Leone's government canceled all football there because of the deadly virus, which is thought to have killed over 1,000 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, and may have spread to Nigeria.

CAF still has to rule if Guinea, the country believed to be the source of the outbreak, is allowed to play qualifiers at home.

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