CAF says African Cup venues won't be changed despite Ebola fears

Thursday August 28th, 2014

The Confederation of African Football will not change any more venues for the upcoming African Cup qualifiers despite Ebola fears, the Associated Press reports

The CAF already moved early qualifiers out of Sierra Leone and Guinea, two of the countries most affected by the deadly virus. 

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Cameroon and Republic of Congo both asked the confederation to move their upcoming games to neutral countries out of fear of traveling, requests that the CAF rejected. 

The Republic of Congo will travel to Nigeria, where six people have died, for a Sept. 6 game, while Cameroon will go to Congo, where a separate outbreak has resulted in 13 deaths. 

Cameroon said it will follow its government's advice, meaning if the government rules that the team should not travel, the country may be forced to back out of the African Cup.

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The CAF said it will "reassess the situation" in mid-September, but that there will be "no amendments" to the schedule for the qualifying matches. 

- Molly Geary

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