Ebola Countries Told to Move African Nations Cup Qualifiers

The Ebola epidemic - the world's largest and deadliest so far - has killed 1,013 in Guinea,Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

updated: August 13, 2014 16:21 IST
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The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency as it predicts the Ebola epidemic will continue for months.

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Cape Town: Guinea and Sierra Leone have been ordered to move their African Nations Cup qualifiers next month to neutral territory following the outbreak of the Ebola virus inwest Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Tuesday that Liberia, who are out of the Nations Cup, must also move international matches although there are none imminent at senior, club or junior level.

Sierra Leone had already asked Ghana to host their game against the Democratic Republic of Congo next month but have received an uncertain response.

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