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2015 Africa Cup of Nations in doubt

THE MOROCCAN Football Association has requested that the African Cup of Nations should be moved or postponed, due to their concerns over the Ebola crisis afflicting parts of West Africa and the impact on the movement of fans across the continent.

It was reported that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) sounded out Sudan, South Africa and Ghana to see if they would be willing to step in as hosts.

Ghana Youth and Sports minister Mahama Ayariga said: "CAF wrote to us and indicated that Morocco had given strong indications they would pull out if CAF did not change the date."

According to CAF there are no changes to the date of the tournament but they would consult with the Moroccan Health Ministry on November 2, before meeting with the Moroccan Football Association Officials the following day.

Almost 4,500 people have died since the epidemic broke out in parts of West Africa in January. The Moroccan Sports Minister Mohamed Ouzzine said: "I don't think there is any state or any country that has the necessary capabilities to monitor, check and control the current Ebola situation when faced with these numbers.

"This is our real problem. We don't have a problem with visiting teams, we have a problem with visitors."

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