Sierra Leone to host Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan

Sierra Leone to host Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan
Cote d'Ivoire's winger Gervinho against Sierra Leone

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Thursday Oct 30, 2014. 11:26

Sierra Leone will host their Group D encounter of the Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifiers against Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan.

While the DR Congo’s football association was willing to welcome the two teams in Kinshasa for the occasion, as the Leone Stars have to play all their home games outside the country over the Ebola crisis, the Confederation of African Football decided to relocate the match in the Ivoirian economic capital.

CAF designated a trio from Mali to officiate the encounter, which will kick off on Friday 14 November at 17h00 CAT at the stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

That will be the second time that the two sides face each other in Abidjan in these qualifiers, following the Elephants’ 2-1 victory over Sierra Leone in their opening game of the continental campaign last September.

With two more matches remaining, Cameroon are topping Group D on 10 points, followed by DR Congo and Côte d’Ivoire, who are both on 6 points, and the Leone Stars who bring up the rear with only a single point.

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