Bangura Sierra Leone Skipper, Officials Contract Coronavirus

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The captain of Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, Umaru Bangura, fitness coach Phillip Kor and an official Eric Fomba, have tested positive for coronavirus.

This was confirmed in a statement from the Sierra Leone Football Association.

 Sierra Leone will be guests to Nigeria in next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on November 9 before hosting the return leg in Freetown the following week.

The three affected persons contracted COVID-19 while on international duty with the Leone Stars in Niger Republic and they are self -isolating, the statement confirmed.

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Bangura featured in the Leone Stars’ recent 2-1 loss to Mauritania in a friendly but missed their 1-0 defeat to Niger due to injury.

Sierra Leone have recorded only one win in their last six games ahead of their clash with the Super Eagles.

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Source: Complete Sports