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Guinea, Sierra Leon get ‘home’ venues for AFCON 2015 qualifiers

24 September 2014, 17:30

Johannesburg - Guinea and Sierra Leone will host 2015 Africa Cup of Nations matchday 3 qualifiers in Morocco and Cameroon because of the Ebola epidemic, the organisers said Wednesday.

A Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said Guinea would play Ghana on October 11 at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.

Guinea defeated Togo at the same venue this month in a previous Group E home match.

Sierra Leone will face Group D leaders Cameroon on October 10 at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde, the home ground of their opponents.

Also read: Angola aim for home win

The Leone Stars suffered a similar disadvantage this month -- playing a home game against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Lubumbashi.

Nearly 3,000 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia this year from the deadliest Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organisation.

Liberia were eliminated in the preliminary rounds of the Cup of Nations.

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