Morocco wants 2015 Afcon postponed over Ebola

2014-10-11 09:50

The Moroccan government has called for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be postponed due to the deadly Ebola epidemic.

The biennial competition is scheduled to be held in the North African country from January 17 to February 8.

Morocco’s health ministry made the plea yesterday in the wake of their decision “to avoid events which involve those countries affected by the Ebola virus,” the MAP news agency quoted a government statement as saying.

The demand to delay the event has been lodged with the Afcon’s organisers, the Confederation of African Football.

More than 4?000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation.

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