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African Cup Of Nations

President Mahama orders tight borders for Ghana-Guinea

Ahead of Ghana-Guinea 2015 African Cup of Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifier President John Mahama has directed the Regional Ministers of Upper West and Upper East to ensure maximum security at the borders in the two regions of the North.

The directives are to put authorities on high alert for any case of Ebola, if Guinean supporters travel by road into the country.Prez John Mahama

“We have given orders to all our border posts to be on the alert, the president directed the Upper East and Upper ministers to watch the borders very closely and we have been alerted some people might want to travel by road. It takes three days for people to travel from Guinea to Ghana. But as for the border, measures are in place,” Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga confirmed to Citi News.

The Black Stars of Ghana plays Guinea in Tamale in the Northern Region in the qualifiers for the AFCON competition next year.

Some Ghanaians have, however, raised concerns about the safety of Ghanaians since Guinea is one of the West African countries badly hit by the Ebola disease.

But Mahama Ayariga said the match will not pose any security threat to the supporters.

“The footballers are in there playing with the Guineans. They played with them in Morocco and they will play them again tomorrow [Wednesday].  I’m not sure there are any problems with the supporters.  We don’t have a problem at all,” he added.

The situation in Guinea led to the Confederation of African Football, (Caf) moving the first leg of the qualifier between Ghana and Guinea to Morocco.

The Black Stars are in group E with Togo, Uganda and Guinea.

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