Malawi to meet Guinea despite Ebola scare

Malawi to meet Guinea despite Ebola scare
Chiukepo Msowoya of Malawi

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Mar 22, 2016. 14:09

In the wake of Ebola virus resurfacing in Guinea, the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier is set to go ahead this weekend.

According to a Nyasa Times report, the Malawina Football Association wrote a letter to the Confederation of African Football citing concerns about the disease.

However, it is reported that the Flames match will go ahead as the resurfacing virus has affected forest areas such as Nzerekore.

“Many thanks for your messages of support, the cases are in Nzerekore in the forest area and do not pose a threat to hosting a match in Conakry,” said Dr Soce Fall of World Health Organisation in his message to CAF.

“There are no travel restrictions in Conakry.”

Coach Ernest Mtawali's team is currently camping in Sierra Leone where they will play a practice match on Tuesday.

The Flames occupy the third spot in Group L with one loss and a draw. The opening leg is set to be staged on Friday night at Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry.

Meanwhile, they will host Syli Nationale on Tuesday, 29 March for the return leg at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre

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