The 24th team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations remains undecided as the controversial and postponed Sierra Leone versus Benin Republic match has again suffered another hitch.
The Group L match, scheduled for Monday evening in Conakry failed to hold almost for the same reason that held it up last March.
While 0n 30 March, the original date for the match, it was six of the Benin team that was reportedly tested positive to Covid-19, this time, the reverse was the case as six Sierra Leone players were reportedly to have failed Covid-19 tests, in the result released just before kick off.
The six affected players are Francis Koroma, Ibrahim Sesay, Alusin Koroma, Augustus Kargbo, Idriss Kanu and Kassim Sima Turay.
Sierra Leone need to win to qualify while a draw will be sufficient for Benin Republic.
The controversy and tension surrounding this match was caused by the added time goal scored by Nigeria’s Paul Onuachu whose header gave a lifeline to Sierra Leone.
But for that goal, Benin Republic would have joined Nigeria as qualifiers from Group L.