CAIRO -- The Confederation of African Football has denied claims by the Guinea Football Federation that the temporary ban on games in the Ebola-hit country has been lifted. CAF says no decision will be taken until its executive committee meets on Friday and Saturday in Ethiopia.
CONAKRY, Guinea -- The Guinea football federation says it has been cleared to host African Cup qualifying games again after the deadly Ebola outbreak led to a temporary ban.
Federation spokesman Blaise Mamadouba Camara said on Monday the Confederation of African Football has lifted the embargo on games in the country, where nearly 500 people have died in the West African Ebola crisis.
According to Camara, Guinea can now host Ghana at the 28 September Stadium in Conakry in its next Group E qualifier...
That is the question Cameroon may be asking themselves as they peer down from their perch at the top of Group D after the first set of African Nations' Cup (ANC) qualifiers. Without Samuel Eto'o, Jean Makoun, Charles Itandje, Pierre Webo and Alex Song, Cameroon won away from home against the DRC and beat the highest-ranked team in their pool, Ivory Coast, by a margin large enough to suggest that the Indomitable Lions may have their roar back.
Cameroon threw off their dreadful World Cup performance to beat star-studded Ivory Coast 4-1 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Wednesday.
Clinton N'Jie enhanced his reputation as Cameroon's new star in place of Samuel Eto'o with the opening goal off a rapid counterattack at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. He also had a goal disallowed soon after. Yaya Toure equalised by sliding in to bury a loose ball in the 25th minute.
But that spurred the Cameroonians on, and Vincent Aboubakar put...