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Guinea cleared by CAF to host international matches

Guinea cleared by CAF to host international matches

Guinea

For the first time in 17 months, Guinea is free to host international football matches after the country was declared Ebola free.

Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) secretary general, Hicham El Amrani confirmed on Monday the lifting of the ban that prevented the west African nation from hosting international matches on its territory due to the outbreak 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,” the African body letter said in a letter addressed to Guinea Football Federation president Salifou Camara.

CAF thereby confirms lifting the ban on the organization of continental matches in Guinea, and for all competitions organized by CAF.

The ban had been in effect since August 2014.

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