Guinea says it is clear to host games amid Ebola
Sep. 15, 2014
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The Guinea football federation says it has been cleared to host African Cup qualifying games again after the deadly Ebola outbreak led to a temporary ban.
Federation spokesman Blaise Mamadouba Camara said Monday the Confederation of African Football has lifted the embargo on games in the country, where nearly 500 people have died in the West African Ebola crisis.
According to Camara, Guinea can now host Ghana at the 28 September Stadium in Conakry in its next Group E qualifier next month. Guinea played its first home game in the final round of 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers in neutral Morocco.
CAF had said it would reassess the situation in Guinea in mid-September but is yet to announce the lifting of the temporary ban.