Ebola forces Guinea, Sierra Leone games moved

CAIRO (AP) — The Confederation of African Football says African Cup qualifiers scheduled to be played in Guinea and Sierra Leone will be moved to other countries because of the Ebola outbreak.

CAF said on Wednesday that the Sept. 5 Guinea vs. Togo match and the Sept. 10 Sierra Leone vs. Congo game will be played elsewhere because of the presence of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The Associated Press reported the decision on Tuesday.

CAF will reassess the situation in mid-September with Guinea also set to host Ghana and Uganda in October and November respectively. Sierra Leone has asked to play all three of its home ties in qualifying in neutral Ghana.

Over 1,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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