The African football organizing body, CAF, have on Monday made an announcement that Sierra Leone has been given the clearance to start hosting international soccer matches after it was declared unfit to do this due to its recent Ebola crisis.
According to the statement issued by the football organizing body, CAF, Sierra Leone can now host all CAF related competitions.
The country which battled with the Ebola crisis for over 2 years was recently was recently declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to have won the battle. The health body had also earlier advised the football organizing body against the hosting of football matches which led to the suspension back in August 2014.
CAF has announced that the suspension which held for 18 months has now been lifted.
Although it is coming too late for the football National team to play home games as they already have been eliminated from the World Cup qualifying series but they will resume to play at home in the Nation’s capital, Fretown to play against Gabon next March in their CAF Nations Cup qualifying series.
The ban imposed on Liberia had earlier been removed and this has sent excitement across the streets of Freetown as students are happy the country can now begin to watch their soccer team play on home soil and other sports teams.
Life is also beginning to return back to the country which had survived a civil war and a recent Ebola crisis.