The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced a 2021 AFCON Group L qualifier between Sierra Leone and Benin, which was to have been played in Freetown Tuesday, will now be played in June.
A win by Sierra Leone will qualify them for the AFCON in Cameroon along with group winners Nigeria.
Benin refused to play the match after five of their players were reported to have tested positive for Coronavirus just hours to kick-off.
“Sierra Leone claimed we have five Covid cases, which is false,” tweeted Benin defender Cédric Hountondji, who plays for Clermont in the French second division.
“In the five cases, some have already had the Covid and therefore they have antibodies.
“We were also tested in Benin before traveling and everyone was negative.”
Both teams were promised huge cash gifts to qualify for the AFCON.