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BREAKING: Six Sierra Leone Players Who Tested “Positive” For Covid-19 On Monday Are Now Negative

Six Sierra Leone players who reportedly tested “positive” for the coronavirus on Monday have returned negative result, Ducor Sports understands.

The Leone Stars were supposed to take on Benin at the Stade Général Lansana Conté in Guinea capital, Conakry  starting from 1800hrs C.AT,  but clash was reportedly delayed in order to allow a repeat of PCR tests.

Peterborough striker Idris Kanu, goalkeepers Ibrahim Sesay and Francis Koroma, Augustus Kargbo, Alusine Koroma and Kassim Sima Turay were declared positive ten minutes before of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.

Sierra Leone had rejected the results and didn’t come out of the dressing rooms despite doing warm-ups minutes to the start of the game.

Consequently the Match Security officer,Andy Quamie, allowed the tests to be redone at an independent certified laboratory , with CAF expected to make a decision if the match will be played later on Monday night.

Benin hold a three-point lead over Sierra Leone in Group L and both teams have a chance of finishing runners-up to Nigeria.

The Squirrels are currently second on the table with 7 points and zero go difference while Sierra Leone are 3rd with 4 points and -1 goal difference.

Benin needs a draw to reach the 2021 AFCON showpiece while Sierra Leone needs an outright will to book their ticket to the 2021 tournament in Cameroon.

It is worth nothing that the Squirrels refused to play in Freetown, March 30, claiming to receive their result late before kick-off.

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