Morocco Dumps Right to Host AFCON 2015 over Ebola Fear

Date: 18-10-2014 7:59 am (7 years ago) | Author: garry madson
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The fear of Ebola Virus Disease has led Morocco to withdrawn its rights to host the African Cup of Nations next year due to fears of the Ebola virus, which has ravaged some West African nations over the last few months. Moroccan government had given the Confederation of African Football three scenarios to either let the country host the 2017 tournament, to postpone AFCON 2015 to 2016 or they pull out completely and take any consequence from CAF.

However, the continent football  governing body failed to respond, prompting the government’s decision to pull out to avoid the risk of Ebola spread to the North African country, supersport.com reports.

A close source at the Ministry of Sports told superspot.com: “Since CAF rejected all our requests and suggestions then we are forced to withdraw from hosting AFCON 2015 with immediate effect to preserve the safety of our citizens and for that we are prepared to accept any decision that comes with our actions.”

The withdrawal of Morocco has put South Africa in the focus as next hosts after SAFA President Danny Jordan met with CAF President Issa Hayatou to discuss the matter.

Posted: at 18-10-2014 07:59 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
- dynasty4all at 18-10-2014 08:46 AM (7 years ago)
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OK
Posted: at 18-10-2014 08:46 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bong11 at 18-10-2014 09:15 AM (7 years ago)
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It is unfortunate. Morocco should be also banned from both 2015 and  2017 cup of nations also.

Posted: at 18-10-2014 09:15 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ujuleo1980 at 18-10-2014 09:27 AM (7 years ago)
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Dat means 3 country wi com out from our group
Posted: at 18-10-2014 09:27 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sucre4u at 18-10-2014 09:39 AM (7 years ago)
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Interesting!
Posted: at 18-10-2014 09:39 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sucre4u at 18-10-2014 09:40 AM (7 years ago)
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Interesting!
Posted: at 18-10-2014 09:40 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sucre4u at 18-10-2014 09:40 AM (7 years ago)
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Interesting!
Posted: at 18-10-2014 09:40 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- angesco at 18-10-2014 09:45 AM (7 years ago)
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Oh dear. Doubt very much South Africa will take this on. Some people from some West African will lie at the airport just to get into SA and seek medical attention. Duncan and Sawyer have tainted us with their legacy!

The tournament has to be cancelled. West Africa is not coping. It will been even MORE TRAGIC if Ebola spreads to other much poorer African nations.
Posted: at 18-10-2014 09:45 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 18-10-2014 09:47 AM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 18-10-2014 09:47 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DrSoba at 18-10-2014 10:10 AM (7 years ago)
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Well I don't blame Moroccan government,  they have the welfare of their citizens at heart
Posted: at 18-10-2014 10:10 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 18-10-2014 11:23 AM (7 years ago)
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They are right cuz ebola no be person brother
Posted: at 18-10-2014 11:23 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- chidi4reala at 18-10-2014 11:24 AM (7 years ago)
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ok now if them no host Am, I go play Am for my ps2
Posted: at 18-10-2014 11:24 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bospak at 18-10-2014 12:37 PM (7 years ago)
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who no go  fear?
Posted: at 18-10-2014 12:37 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- factfinding at 18-10-2014 01:48 PM (7 years ago)
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Run for your life!!!!!!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin, i support what the Govt did, prevention is better than cure, Ebola virus is a sickness that can wipe out a country through one person.
Posted: at 18-10-2014 01:48 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Trueyarn at 18-10-2014 02:33 PM (7 years ago)
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Una reason well
Posted: at 18-10-2014 02:33 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- zoe61 at 18-10-2014 04:21 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 18-10-2014 04:21 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 18-10-2014 05:27 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 18-10-2014 05:27 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- eric2000 at 18-10-2014 06:15 PM (7 years ago)
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Smart country
Posted: at 18-10-2014 06:15 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 18-10-2014 08:32 PM (7 years ago)
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Shocked Shocked Shocked

Posted: at 18-10-2014 08:32 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 19-10-2014 07:26 AM (7 years ago)
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 Cool ghana shud host it..
Posted: at 19-10-2014 07:26 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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