The CAF did not wait much to reject Morocco’s request to postpone the upcoming African Cup of Nations 2015 due to the increasing Ebola epidemic threat.
The CAF said that “it has registered the request and wishes to state that there are no changes of the schedules of its competitions and events.
“It must be noted that since the first edition in 1957, the Africa Cup of Nations has never witnessed a deferral or a change in schedule.
“Caf has been cautious since the commencement of the final round qualifiers of the Africa Cup of Nations on the health risks posed by the Ebola virus and has consistently applied precautionary principles, taking into account the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and various medical experts.
“The request of the Moroccan government will be discussed at the next meeting of the Caf executive committee scheduled for November 2 2014.
“Subsequently, a meeting will be organised between Caf and the Moroccans in Rabat on November 3 2014 and the Caf delegation will be led by its president, Issa Hayatou.”
The Moroccan Times.