Weah calls for Afcon postponement


The North African country has requested that the tournament be postponed due to the Ebola outbreak, but CAF insists that it remains in January-February and has given Morocco until Saturday to decide whether they still want to be hosts.

But Weah, a former World Footballer of the Year, says that is an unrealistic expectation and that everyone should work together to prevent further spread of the disease.

“Let us be positive about everything,” the Liberian told reporters. “We are aware that the world is experiencing the epidemic and it is something nobody should handle with levity. We should all fight very hard to eradicate it in our midst.

“I hail from a country where Ebola has killed thousands of people. So the best thing to do is to take precautions.

“If Morocco need time to put precautionary plans in place to ensure that those players and officials that would come for the Afcon are safe, then let’s give the country time to achieve this.

“If Morocco wants extended dates for us to be safe when we come for the Nations Cup then let’s give them the extension of date. 

“Everybody loves this game and nobody wants to go to the Nations Cup and come back dead.”