Ebola's influence on African football

The race to reach the African Nations Cup is on but the outbreak of Ebola has severely affected plans.

    Football is being badly affected due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    Liberia has suspended all football to control the spread of the disease.

    Sierra Leone players were refused entry into Seychelles.

    Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned hosting of matches in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    But there are no plans to postpone the African Cup of Nations that is scheduled to take place in Morocco from January.

    Joanna Gasiorowska explains the effect of Ebola on football in West Africa and talks to CAF Secretary-General Hicham El Amrani about their plans.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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