The government of host country Morocco. says the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations should be postponed because of the Ebola epidemic.
The biennial competition is scheduled to be held between 17 January and 8 February 2015.
The request to delay the event has been lodged with organisers Confederation of African Football (CAF).
More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year.
The Morocco health ministry made the plea in the wake of their decision “to avoid events which involve those countries affected by the Ebola virus.”