DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon is the latest team in African Cup qualifying to express fears over Ebola and request a venue change for a game, this time over another outbreak of the deadly virus in Congo.
Cameroon's request relates to its Sept. 6 qualifier in Congo, where 13 people have died in a new outbreak which experts say is unrelated to the one in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people.
Still, Cameroon football federation President Joseph Owona has asked the Confederation of African Football to move next month's qualifier to "an Ebola-free venue." Owona called it a "delicate matter."
Ebola has already forced CAF to move all games out of Ebola-affected countries Sierra Leone and Guinea until at least mid-September, while Republic of Congo doesn't want to travel to Nigeria.