Paris - Sierra Leone is able to host football matches again
after the African football confederation (CAF) lifted a ban put in place in
August 2014 because of the Ebola epidemic.
"International football matches and CAF competitions
can again be organised in the West African country, something which was not
possible since August 2014 when CAF, upon the recommendations of the World
Health Organisation (WHO), suspended football matches in countries affected by
the epidemic Ebola virus, namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone," CAF
said in a statement Monday.
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"Of the three countries, Guinea is the only one yet to
be given the green light to host CAF competitions, since they are not declared
Ebola-free by the WHO."
Guinea currently host games in Mali and Morocco, while
Sierra Leone fulfilled home 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures
against Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast at the grounds
of their opponents and collected only one point.
Ebola in Sierra Leone killed almost 4,000 people before the
west African nation was declared free of transmission last month.For
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