Malawi’s appeal to have AFCON venue changed is turned down by CAF and WHO

The Nigerian football team celebrates a victory during the 2015 Afcon tournament. (Getty)

The Nigerian football team celebrates a victory during the 2015 Afcon tournament. (Getty)

Malawi had requested that the tournament be moved in light of two new incidents of Ebola in Guinea.

Malawi’s attempts to have the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group L Day 3 qualifier against Guinea relocated because of new cases of Ebola has been turned down by the Confederation of African Football and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The Football Association of Malawi had requested for a relocation of the match in the wake of the confirmation of two new cases of Ebola in Guinea.

However, following an exchange of correspondences on the subject between the CAF Secretariat and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the latter said the new cases were discovered in the Guinean forestière region of Nzérékoré, adding there is no travel ban imposed on Guinea by the organisation, thus posing no threat on the hosting of a football match in Conakry. - African News Agency 

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