- The continental football body, CAF has confirmed new dates for the resumption of the AFCON qualifiers in the race to Cameroon 2021.
- Sierra Leone was supposed to face Nigeria in matchday 3 and 4 in March before the Covid-19 pandemic.
- CAF Emergency Committee has confirmed that the ongoing qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021, will resume in November.
“For Cameroon 2021, the qualifiers resume on 9-17 November 2020 with the Day 3 & 4 matches, whilst the penultimate and ultimate matches take place on 22-30 March 2021,” CAF announced on their website.
CAF further stated that they are monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities with regards to hosting of the matches, and will make pronouncements accordingly in the event of developments that will affect playing a match at the designated venue.
Nigeria will host Sierra Leone before travelling to Freetown for the return fixture set for Freetown Siaka Steven Stadium.
Due to Covid-19, it is yet to be decided whether the match will still be played at the 22,000 seater Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba.
The Super Eagles are leading Group L after their opening two victories against Benin and Lesotho. The Squirrels of the Benin Republic standing second followed by Lesotho.
The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone first from bottom in the race to earn a berth to Cameroon.
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