Thursday, 20 August 2015

Nigeria to Host Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone

Confederation of African Football
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between current African champions Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone in Nigeria due to the deadly Ebola virus.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has ordered nations affected by the Ebola scourge, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, to use alternative venues for their home matches.

The Group 1 matches, according to the NFF, would be played at either Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, or the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, on September 6.