Nigeria vs Sierra Leone AFCON 2021 qualifier suspended due to coronavirus

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone AFCON 2021 qualifier suspended due to coronavirus

- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone's 2021 AFCON qualifiers have been suspended

- This is because of the deadly coronavirus which is troubling the world

- All other games in the qualifiers have also been suspended

The much expected and anticipated African Cup of Nations 2021 qualifying games between the Super Eagles and Sierra Leone have been called off due to the threat of deadly coronavirus.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) who are in charge of all football activities in the continent made this known in a letter sent to all members on Friday, March 13.

Although the coronavirus has not been heard much in Africa unlike nations like Italy and England, but CAF want the postponement to be a precautionary step.

Super Eagles coach has already invited the players he wants to use for the two games against Sierra Leone as Nigeria eye move to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

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Nigeria are currently leading their group with six points after wins in their first two games and victories in the next coming two will give them AFCON 2021 ticket.

During the last Nations Cup, Nigeria finished as third best after losing the semifinal game against Algeria who eventually won the championship.

The encounter was going for a penalty before Manchester City star Rihad Mahrez scored the winner for Algeria beating Daniel Akpeyi in goal for Nigeria.

Nigerians attacked Daniel Akpeyi after the defeat claiming that the goalkeeper should have saved the goal he conceded against Algeria.

They eventually beat Tunisia in the third place match with Francis Uzoho in goal and made superb saves for the Super Eagles.

Earlier, had reported how Odion Ighalo’s mother said her son will never play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria again as his brother says the Manchester United striker is not considering a return.

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According to, the 75-year-old Martina, Ighalo's mother who recently celebrated her birthday, stated that even if her son is contemplating a return to the national team, she will not accept.

Martina who celebrated her birthday on March 10 revealed that the family had a tough time after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, saying the entire family was threatened.

Ighalo has made an impressive start to life since arriving at Old Trafford scoring three goals in his first seven appearances and Nigerians are calling for a return.

In a telephone conversation with Complete Sports, the footballer’s brother, Moses Ighalo thanked Nigerians for the immense show of love for the family since the player joined United.

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