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Covid19: Eagles, Benin Afcon Qualifiers Postponed Indefinitely

Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr

Federation International of Footbll Association (FIFA)has announced plans for the scheduled matches for the next international break have been postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted all sporting activities. The Super Eagles, who are to face Benin in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations second leg qualifier, will have to wait for a new date to be decided following the announcement by the world football governing body.

The Super Eagles doubleheader clash against Sierra Leone earlier scheduled for March 27th at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State and the return leg at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, in Freetown was postponed by CAF also due to the pandemic.

The FIFA-Confederations working group which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the pandemic unanimously approved a series of recommendations following its first meeting, which was organised via conference call over the weekend. The governingbdy released on their website the recommendations of the working group, which included the postponement of all matches in June. Meanwhile, Matches of the 2022 World Cup could also be postponed.

By NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi

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