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Ebola fears wreak havoc with African soccer tournament
Ebola fears wreak havoc with African soccer tournament

The Ivory Coast will not be allowed to host its African Nations Cup qualifier next week against Sierra Leone because of fears over the Ebola virus, the country's football federation said on Tuesday. Reuters reported that the Ivory Coast government has told the football federation it will not allow the match to take place because all travel between the two countries has been banned. "The authorities are taking no chances against a possible Ebola outbreak," media officer Eric Kacou told reporters, according to Reuters. Ivory Coast’s action comes in the wake of demands from Congo that its scheduled qualifier in Nigeria next weekend be moved to a neutral venue...

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