Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class Object in /home/mysierra/public_html/sl_portal/site/cake/libs/object.php on line 54

Strict Standards: Non-static method Configure::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/mysierra/public_html/sl_portal/site/cake/bootstrap.php on line 38
Africa Nations Cup 2015: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone tie in doubt - News in Sierra Leone
Africa Nations Cup 2015: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone tie in doubt
Published On : 2014-08-22 08:40:07
<< Back to previous

Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Sierra Leone is in doubt because of a ban on international sports events in the country.



The Ivorian Ministry of Health and Ministry Of Sport made the decision on Tuesday because of fears over Ebola. Ivory Coast are due to host Sierra Leone on 6 September in Abidjan - their opening qualifying match in Group D.



There have been no reported cases of Ebola in Ivory Coast, but the outbreak started in neighbouring Guinea and spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.


It is not clear whether Ivory Coast will still be able to play the match or if they will have to find a neutral venue or forfeit the fixture.



The Confederation of African Football has indicated it will be guided by the World Health Organisation's stance over the Ebola crisis; it "does not recommend a ban on travel to and from affected countries".


That could mean Ivory Coast may face sanctions should they fail to fulfil the fixture.


Sierra Leone in football brawl as SLFA struggles to restore credibility
Leones Stars Coach Saga, another setback for Football in Sierra Leone
Fifa banned former Salone captain and others for life
Caf calls off qualifier between Kenya and Sierra Leone
FIFA reinforce support of Sierra Leone's Johansen despite criminal probe into her activities
WAFU Cup:Nigeria beat Sierra Leone 2-0