AFCON 2015: Mali asks CAF to relocate clash with Algeria for security reasons
The Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) has asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to relocate its away Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Algeria scheduled for 10 September at Blida for security reasons.
FEMAFOOT on Thursday cited insecurity in Algeria following the death on 23 August of the JS Kabylie Cameroonian player, Albert Ebossé, 24, after he was hit by an object thrown by supporters of his club.
'We have sent a correspondence to CAF asking for the relocation of our match against Algeria for security challenges and we are waiting for the answer,' said FEMAFOOT chairman, Boubacar Baba Diarra.
Algeria will play Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on 6 September in the first match day of the group qualifiers while the Malian Eagles will host Malawi in Bamako.