CAF Postpones Sierra Leone, Benin AFCON Qualifier Till June
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the Sierra Leone Vs Benin AFCON qualifying match till the next FIFA international window scheduled for June 2021.
The match which was earlier scheduled for March 30 did not hold after 6 players of the Benin National team tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival to Freetown.
Meanwhile, the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has said that it will appeal the decision of the AFCON Organising Committee.
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“CAF did not state the yardstick used by the Committee to arrive at the said decision. Consequently, and in accordance with Art 83, 84 and 85 of the AFCON Regulations which adequately address issues around failure to report for a match and/or refusal to play, of which there have been several precedents, the Sierra Leone Football Association has resolved to appeal against the decision of the AFCON Organising Committee.”, the SLFA said.
SLFA is therefore calling on every Sierra Leonean especially football loving fans to stay calm as the matter is currently being pursued in line with the appropriate statutory provisions.