Browsing: Benin

Benin’s players initially would not leave the team bus after being told the players who had tested positive were ineligible for the crucial Group L match in Freetown, where Sierra Leone needed to win, while Benin required only a draw for a place in next January’s finals.

A statement signed by the secretary, Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, on Thursday in Benin said the removal followed the recommendation by Elders Committee of the Cathedral and senior chiefs of the palace.