Sierra Leone Vs Benin

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone squares up against the Squirrels of Benin for a make or break Africa Cup of Nations qualifying encounter.

The Group L fixture, initially billed for Tuesday, March 30, at the National Stadium, Freetown did not take place owing to a Covid-19 controversy.

Nonetheless, the two teams will now square up against one another at the General Lansana Conte Stadium in a game that will determine the last team to secure a place for Cameroon 2022.

A 1-0 win will be enough for Leone Stars to qualify, but should Michel Dussuyer’s Squirrels – who just need a draw to qualify – score, John Keister’s men will need a two-goal winning margin to qualify and end their 26-year Afcon hiatus.


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6:30pm: The match between Sierra Leone and Benin has been postponed and will be played tomorrow, Tuesday. All six players who tested positive have all returned negative after a rapid test.

6:00pm: The match has been postponed to 9pm as the Guinea FA President Antonio has decided to conduct another test.

5:00pm: Sources say if any of the above six mentioned players undergoes another Covid-19 test and results shows negative there will be a penal offense against the Benin national team but the Benin officials have refused to agree. There is high suspicion that the Guinea medical Doctor who released these results was bribed.

3: 45pm: There is tension at the stadium in Conakry as Leone Stars officials have just been informed that six of their players have been tested positive been tested positive for COVID-19. Leone Stars officials have said that they would not honour the fixture because as they’re challenging the authenticity of the results.

3:00pm: Sierra Leone releases starting line up

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