CAF lifts ban on Guinea

CAF lifts ban on Guinea

The Confederation of African Football on Monday has cleared Guinea to host international matches again after being declared free of the Ebola virus.

“CAF has learned with joy and relief the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 29 December 2015, officially confirming that Guinea is now declared Ebola free. CAF thereby confirms lifting the ban on the organization of continental matches in Guinea, and for all competitions organized by CAF,” CAF General Secretary Hicham El Amrani stated in a letter addressed to the president of the Guinean Football Federation, Salifou Camara.

Fellow Ebola-hit Liberia and Sierra Leone were cleared in May and December last year respectively.

Zimbabwe will travel to Guinea for the return leg of the Group L 2017 AFCON Qualifier later this year.

AFCON 2017 QUALIFIERS GROUP L STANDINGS after 2games

1. Swaziland 4pts
2. Zimbabwe 4pts
3. Malawi 1pt
4. Guinea 1pt

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