BLANTYRE--Malawi has cancelled a friendly match against Uganda set for Wednesday in the commercial capital Blantyre on recommendation from health authorities following the "escalation of the Ebola disease in Uganda.”
Suzgo Nyirenda, secretary general of the Football Association of Malawi(FAM), said the country's Ministry of Health made the recommendation and advised them "to identify another team which at the moment is not a health risk to our nation."
The friendly was Malawi's preparatory game with Ghana for the crucial AFCON 2013 qualifiers on September 8 in Accra.
Nyirenda said the cancellation was a "big blow" to their preparations for the crucial match with Ghana, saying Malawi will meet Ghana without a friendly because of the "time factor" to prepare a friendly with another country.
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