Cisse And Tiote To Check Out In January

Last updated : 13 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Host country Morocco wanted to postpone the biennial competition because of the current Ebola epidemic for fear of the disease spreading into their country, a result of fans travelling from the areas affected.

That would have meant Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote staying at Newcastle this January and February.

But CAF confirmed on Saturday that it will send a delegation, led by its president Issa Hayatou, to meet with the Moroccan government in Rabat next month to discuss the issue.

But made it clear that their plans are not set to change.

The competition runs between January 17 to February 8, but the players usually fly to Africa two weeks before.

More than 4,000 people have died in epidemic since the start of the year.