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Mark Gleeson

Benin and Sierra Leone Afcon qualifier rescheduled for June after COVID intrigue

Mar 31 2021

CAPE TOWN The decisive African Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Benin, which failed to take place on Tuesday after five players from Benin were declared COVID-19 positive, has been postponed to June, officials said on Wednesday.

Benin and Sierra Leone await decision on fate of match dogged by COVID intrigue

Mar 31 2021

CAPE TOWN A decision is expected on Wednesday on the fate of the decisive African Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Benin which failed to take place on Tuesday after five players from Benin were declared COVID-19 positive.

Soccer-Benin and Sierra Leone await decision on fate of match dogged by COVID intrigue

Mar 31 2021

CAPE TOWN, March 31 A decision is expected on Wednesday on the fate of the decisive African Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Benin which failed to take place on Tuesday after five players from Benin were declared COVID-19 positive.

Benin refuse to get off bus after positive COVID tests

Mar 30 2021

CAPE TOWN The conclusion of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers descended into farce on Tuesday as Benin refused to play their decisive qualifier in Sierra Leone after local authorities declared six of their players to be COVID-19 positive.

Malawi add name to list of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Mar 29 2021

CAPE TOWN Richard Mbulu’s diving header handed Malawi a 1-0 victory over Uganda on Monday and a place at the Africa Cup of Nations finals for only the third time.

S.Africa fail to qualify for Cup of Nations finals as Sudan progress

Mar 29 2021

CAPE TOWN South Africa suffered a major embarrassment on Sunday as a 2-0 defeat by Sudan in Khartoum saw the hosts clinch a place at the Africa Cup of Nations finals at the visitors' expense with first-half goals from Saifeldin Maki and Mohamed Abdel Rahman.

Soccer-Ivory Coast, Morocco latest teams to qualify for Cup of Nations finals

Mar 26 2021

CAPE TOWN The Ivory Coast and Morocco added their names to the list of qualifiers for the next Africa Cup of Nations after they booked a place in the 24-team field on Friday.

Tiny Comoros, Gambia secure places at Cup of Nations finals

Mar 25 2021

CAPE TOWN The Comoros Islands and the Gambia qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the first time, securing places at next January’s finals after their penultimate group games on Thursday.

Soccer-Comoros grab fairytale place at Cup of Nations finals

Mar 25 2021

March 25 The tiny Comoros Islands qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the first time with a 0-0 draw against Togo at home on Thursday to maintain their unbeaten record in the qualifiers.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso, Guinea qualify for African Cup of Nations finals

Mar 24 2021

CAPE TOWN, March 24 Burkina Faso and Guinea booked their places at next year’s African Cup of Nations finals as they secured a top-two spot in their respective qualifying groups on Wednesday.

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