CAF Fix New Date For Super Eagles, Sierra Leone 2021 AFCON Qualifier Clash

Super Eagles Sierra Leone 2021 AFCON Qualifier

Nigeria will now face Sierra Leone in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double- header in November.

The clash had been earlier slated for March 27 in Nigeria and March 31 in Sierra Leone, but they were shifted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

CAF, in a letter sent to the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] on Wednesday, signed by acting General Secretary Abdelmounaim Bah confirmed the new dates.

Gernot Rohr’s men will host their fellow West Africans on November 9, while the reverse fixture will take on November 17.

CAF also released new dates for qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Matchday one and two fixtures will take place on May 31 and June 15, 2021.

Nigeria are drawn alongside Liberia, Cape Verde and the Central African Republic in the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The three-time African champions top Group L of the AFCON 2021 with six points.

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles won their opening two fixtures against neighbours Benin and Lesotho.

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