Confederation of African Football has decided to postpone the match between Sierra Leone and Benin in the 2022 AFCON Qualifiers until the next FIFA international window scheduled for June 2021.
CAF did not state the yardstick used by the committee to arrive at the said decision.
Consequently, and in accordance with *art. 83, 84 and 85* of the AFCON Regulations which adequately address issues around *failure to report for a match and/or refusal to play,* of which there have been several precedents the Sierra Leone Football Association has resolved to appeal the decision of the AFCON Organizing Committee.
More than five Benin Republic players tested positive for Covid-19, a situation which depleted the Squirrels before the game with Sierra Leone.
Some claimed the disturbing scenario should be investigated by CAF ad it’s a conspiracy theory.
It will be recalled that Nigeria finished top of Group L with 14 points from six games.
Benin Republic had seven points before matchday 6, while Sierra Leone picked four points.