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‘We are hosting Sierra Leone for solidarity sake’

…Cameroon FA scribe

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.

Secretary General of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Tombi Roko Sidik, has said that they have agreed to host the Sierra Leone national team in Yaoundé for the two legged 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for the sake of solidarity.

Sierra Leone was expected to host the Lions of Cameroon in Freetown but the African football governing body, CAF has announced that the ban on matches in the country because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus still stands.

This decision forced the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) to request their Cameroonian counterpart to host the two legged matches in Yaoundé on 10 and 15 October.

The FECAFOOT scribe said: “After consultation with the Sport Minister, the federation has agreed to host the two-leg matches in Yaoundé for the sake of solidarity,” adding that it would have been costly for them to hire a special flight to and from Lubumbashi, the previous venue identified by the SLFA to host the country’s home matches.

Sierra Leone played their last home match on opposition soil last month in Lubumbashi against the DR Congo, which they lost 2-0 following a two-day journey travelling from Ivory Coast.

With two defeats, Sierra Leone is at the bottom of Group D without a single point.

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