Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone cannot play internationals on home ground in connection with the Ebola outbreak, the African football confederation CAF said on Tuesday, dismissing reports that the ban has been lifted.

wpid-CAF-Logo-3002.jpg“Contrary to recent false claims disseminated by a section of the media, to create the impression that the CAF has granted Guinea the green-light to host matches at home; CAF wishes to affirm that the circular dated 12 August 2014 which stated that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone cannot host matches on their territories due to the Ebola outbreak still holds,” a CAF statement said.

CAF said it will discuss the situation at its upcoming executive committee meetings September 19-20 in Addis Ababa, in consultation with its medical committee and the World Health Organization.

It will then “decide on further precautionary measures with respect to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.”

Guinea are scheduled to host Ghana on October 10 and Uganda on November 19 in qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Sierra Leone are also part of the campaign but have moved their home games to the Democratic Republic of Congo, who play in the same group.



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