Decidedly, the identity of the last qualified for CAN 2021 is desired! Initially scheduled for March 30 in Freetown but already postponed for the first time, the match counting for the last day of the qualifiers between Sierra Leone and Benin did not take place this Tuesday at 4 p.m. universal time (6 p.m. in France) as planned. .
While the Beninese protests were at the origin of the first postponement in March due to the announcement of 5 tests grossly presented as positive for Covid-19 in Squirrels by the host country, it is this time, irony of fate , the challenges of Sierra Leone which are at the origin of this new postponement. While the African Football Confederation (CAF) had, in a letter relayed by Sierra Leone, affirmed this Monday morning that the entire delegation tested negative on its arrival in Conakry, Guinea, place of the match, six Leone Stars players would have tested positive just before kick-off: Ibrahim Sesay, Francis Koroma, Augustus Kargbo, Idriss Kanu, Alusin Koroma and Kassim Sima Turay.
In turn denouncing a charade, Sierra Leone refused to take part in the match and rapid tests have reportedly confirmed that neither player is positive. In this absolutely grotesque context, the meeting was postponed to Tuesday at 4 p.m. GMT. An official statement from CAF is expected in the next few minutes