🏆 CAF issues statement on abandoned AFCON qualifier match between Sierra Leone and Benin
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🏆 CAF issues statement on abandoned AFCON qualifier match between Sierra Leone and Benin

The CAF Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations has postponed the match between Sierra Leon and Benin to the next FIFA  international window. 

The match was set to be played on Tuesday but was postponed after the Squirrels refused to accept positive covid-19 results presented by their hosts. 

According to the results, six of the Benin players tested positive, and could not play in the Group L game. 

In a statement on Wednesday, CAF said the match will be played in June. 

"The committee made this decision after reviewing official accounts of the incidents that stopped the match from taking place at the scheduled time,"

"The Committee's rationale to move the dates was based on the fact that the match was to take place on the last day of the international window and, scheduling it for the following day (today, Wednesday) would have affected the players' scheduled return to their respective clubs,"

"The committee, therefore, felt that moving the match to the next international window was the better course of action."

"CAF has informed the football federations of Sierra Leone and Benin about its decision and will provide further information on the rearranged fixture in due course,"

So far, 23 teams have qualified for the finals set to be played in Cameroon in January 22. 

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