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CAF Throws Out Sierra Leone Appeal

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Appeal Board has dismissed the appeal filed by Sierra Leone Football Association against a decision taken the CAF Organizing Committee  for the Africa Cup of Nations regarding to their 2021 AFCON qualifier against Benin Republic, Ducor Sports can reveal.

Sierra Leone had hoped to overturn CAF Organizing Committee’s ruling that declared to postpone 2021 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against Benin to the next FIFA international widow in June 2021.

The match was scheduled to be played on 30 March 2021 in Freetown but did not take place owing to a Covid-19 controversy.

Benin had arrived at the match venue but refused to leave their bus after being told within an hour to kick-off that five of their players had tested positive of the deadly virus.

The Squirrels did not accept the results produced by their hosts claiming the tests taken 72 hours earlier turned out negative.

CAF Appeal said that the appeal has no merit since the official accounts of the incidents that stopped the match from taking place at the scheduled time were properly reviewed.

Benin lost 1-0 the last time out to Nigeria, while Sierra Leone recorded a 0-0 draw in Maseru, Lesotho.

Benin need a draw to guarantee their place in the biennial African football showpiece, while victory for hosts Sierra Leone will send them through.

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