Sierra Leone was expected to host the Lions of Cameroon in Freetown but the African football governing body CAF which had announced a ban on matches in the country maintained it recently because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
The FECAFOOT Scribe Tombi a Roko Sidiki said: "After consultation with the sport minister the federation agreed to host the two matches in Yaounde for the sake of solidarity." He added that it would have been costly to have hired a special flight to and from Lubumbashi.
Sierra Leone played their last home match last month in the Congolese city Lubumbashi against the DR Congo which they lost 0-2 following a two-day journey travel from the Ivory Coast to the Congolese capital. Coming into this match two defeats Sierra Leone is at the bottom of Group D without a single point.