Guinea-Togo African Cup qualifier moved to Morocco because of Ebola
The death toll from an Ebola outbreak that began at the start of the year stands at 1,145 in four afflicted west African countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
CARL DE SOUZA / AFP
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) The Guinea Football Federation says its African Cup qualifier against Togo on Sept. 5 will be played in Morocco after authorities ruled the game be moved out of Guinea because of the Ebola outbreak.
The federation said on Monday that the Group E tie at the start of the final round of qualifying will be at Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca.
The Confederation of African Football ordered Guinea to move the fixture because of the deadly virus. Over 1,100 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Nearly 400 of the deaths have been in Guinea.
Games will also be moved out of Sierra Leone.
CAF said it will reassess the situation in mid-September.