Sierra Leone captain, officials contract COVID-19 ahead of Eagles clash
The captain of Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, Umaru Bangura, fitness coach Phillip Kor and an official Eric Fomba,
have tested positive for coronavirus.
Nigeria host Sierra Leone in next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on November 9, before traveling
for the reverse fixture billed for the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown the following week.
The news was confirmed in a statement from the Sierra Leone Football Association.
The three affected persons contracted COVID-19 while on international duty with the Leone Stars in
Niger Republic and they are self -isolating.
Sierra Leone has 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.