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AFCON Qualifier: Sierra Leone Captain, Officials Contract Covid-19

The captain of Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, Umaru Bangura, fitness coach Phillip Kor and an official Eric Fomba, have tested positive for coronavirus.
This was confirmed in a statement from the Sierra Leone Football Association.
Sierra Leone will be guests to Nigeria in next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on November 9 before hosting the return leg in Freetown the following week.
The three affected persons contracted COVID-19 while on international duty with the Leone Stars in Niger Republic and they are self -isolating, the statement confirmed.
Bangura featured in the Leone Stars’ recent 2-1 loss to Mauritania in a friendly but missed their 1-0 defeat to Niger due to injury.
Sierra Leone have recorded only one win in their last six games ahead of their clash with the Super Eagles.
The Eagles lead Group L of the qualifiers with six points , after victories against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
The Squirrels of Benin Republic are second in the standing and are followed by Lesotho and Sierra Leone.

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