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Guinea 2010 qualifier moved

By Mohamed Fajah Barrie
BBC Sport

Police arrest a protester in Conakry, Guinea (28 September 2009)
There are continuing political tensions in Guinea

Guinea's 2010 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso on 11 October has been moved from Conakry and will be played in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

The general secretary of the Guinea Football Federation (Fegafoot) Fode Capi Camara confirmed the change of venue to BBC Sport and cited security concerns.

Football's world governing body, Fifa, and the continental body Caf have decided that Conakry is not safe to host the match because of the current political tension in Guinea.

The move comes six days after more than 150 people were killed at the 28 September Stadium, where the game was due to be played, during a demonstration by opposition supporters against the ruling military regime.

Since the demonstration the political situation in the country has remained tense.

The Syli Nationale squad are now due to meet in Conakry on Monday and depart for Accra the following day.

Guinea, who cannot qualify for the World Cup, were looking forward to a home game to help them get a win that would improve their chances of qualifying for the Nations Cup finals in Angola.



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