Wednesday 31 March 2021
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to postpone the match between Sierra Leone and Benin, to be held next June, in the final round of Group 12 of the African Nations Cup qualifiers.
According to the official TV website in Benin, the local football association received a letter from KAF this morning, Wednesday, during which he informed him of the holding of the match during the upcoming international break.
The text of the statement, as reported on the Benin TV website, read: “After the situation surrounding the match No. 151 between Sierra Leone and Benin in the framework of the 2021 African Nations Cup qualifiers, we would like to inform you that CAF has submitted the case to the organizing committee of the African Nations Cup for a decision, and the committee decided to postpone The aforementioned match until the next international FIFA suspension, scheduled for June 2021.
A crisis had erupted in the past hours around the match after Sierra Leone announced that six Benin players had been infected with the Corona virus, amid accusations from the guests of falsifying the result. (See full incident details from here)
It is worth noting that 23 teams have secured qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, while the 24th and final card will remain pending between Sierra Leone and Benin until next June. (See details from here)