JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa is reluctant to step in as a last-minute host for next year's African Nations Cup, citing fears over Ebola and the unplanned cost of holding the event.
In a statement Friday, the South African sports ministry says "there are just too many factors to consider for South Africa."
The ministry hasn't yet been officially asked by the South African Football Association to consider hosting the tournament, but says Ebola is a concern.
SAFA has been approached by the Confederation...
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has voiced concerns about the threat posed to players and fans by the Ebola outbreak, questioning whether February's African Nations Cup should go ahead.
Almost 4,500 people have died in West Africa since the outbreak began, with cases of the virus confirmed in other countries including Spain and the U.S.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said the tournament would go ahead as scheduled despite a request from the government of host nation Morocco...
RABAT, Morocco -- Morocco have denied reports they have withdrawn as hosts of next year's African Cup of Nations, although they want the tournament postponed.
Morocco want Africa's premier football event postponed because Moroccans could be threatened by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, information minister and government spokesman Mustapha Khalfi said on Thursday.
The Confederation of African Football insisted the tournament should carry on as planned in January and February 2015.
CAF has canceled...