- Samson Omale
Dirty Football Politics Mars AFCON Final Qualifying Game
All appears to be going well until, a few hours to the match when six (6) Sierra Leone players suddenly ‘develop’ COVID.has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 15 June 2021.
The match will be played at General Lansana Conte Stadium in Conakry, Guinea at 16h00 GMT.
All appears to be going well untill, a few hours to the match when six (6) Sierra Leone players suddenly ‘develop’ COVID.
Both Guinea & Sierra Leone were told earlier Monday morning, that all players were COVID free only for the six players to develop covid few hours to the match.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport had issued a final ruling on the match confirming that the game should go ahead rather than be awarded as a win to Benin.
Last March, the Benin squirrels refused to play the match following the questionable positive Covid results of five of their best players after tests carried out on their arrival in Freetown in Sierra Leone.
Because the Freetown stadium does not meet the required standards to host the Nations Cup Group L decider, the match was moved to Conakry in Guinea.
The match will decide the final place at next year's delayed Nations Cup finals. For Benin, a draw will be enough to secure their place.