Morocco dropped as Africa Cup of Nations host

Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) leaves his hotel on November 3, 2014 in Rabat, ahead of his meeting to discuss Rabat's request to postpone hosting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to the Ebola epidemic. Morocco has called for the tournament, due to be held from January 17 to February 8, to be pushed back because of fears that an influx of several hundred thousand supporters could spread the virus which has killed more than 4,950 people in West Africa. AFP

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on November 12, 2014, on page 14.




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