Monday 14 June 2021
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced for the second time that the match between Sierra Leone and Benin at the end of the qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed for 24 hours.
Caf said in an official statement that it was decided to postpone the replay of the match between Sierra Leone and Benin, which was scheduled to take place today, Monday, until tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
He added that the match will be held at General Lansana Conte Stadium in Conakry, Guinea, at 16:00 GMT (6:00 pm Cairo time).
And press reports revealed that the Sierra Leone team was informed by health officials, right before the start of the match, that six of its players had contracted the Corona virus.
That match was scheduled to take place on March 30 at Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, but was postponed to Monday, before it was postponed for the second time to take place tomorrow, Tuesday.
It is noteworthy that the match is decisive in the fate of the two teams’ qualification for the African Nations by snatching the second card in the group. Benin has seven points in second place, in front of Sierra Leone with four points, while Nigeria secured the lead and qualified with 14 points.