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SBD Global/August 15, 2014/International Football

Confederation Of African Football Moves Site Of Games Due To Ebola Concern

The Confederation of African Football asked Sierra Leone and Guinea to play football matches scheduled for next month "on neutral ground as the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola widens in those countries," according to Andres R. Martinez of BLOOMBERG. The Ghana FA said that Sierra Leone’s Sept. 10 match against the Democratic Republic of Congo "will be played in Ghana." The site for Guinea’s game on Sept. 5 versus Togo has not been determined. The association said that the ban on matches in the Ebola-affected nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea "will be reassessed in mid-September." It "follows advice from the World Health Organization against large gatherings of people that might help spread Ebola" (BLOOMBERG, 8/14).
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