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CAF maintains ban on Guinea home games

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has vehemently denied media reports claiming it has lifted ban on three countries where the deadly Ebola outbreak was detected. The three countries that CAF banned from hosting home games are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

In a statement on Tuesday, CAF sharply disputed ever lifting the ban on the three countries in question.

“Contrary to recent false claims disseminated by a section of the media, to create the impression that the Confederation Africaine de Football (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.

“It was mentioned in the circular that a new assessment of the situation will be discussed in mid-September 2014 in consultation with the World Health Organization and the CAF Medical Committee,” the CAF statement reads.

The statement further pointed out that CAF Executive Committee would meet on 19-20th September at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa to decide on further precautionary measures with respect to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.

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