Leone Stars of Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Nigeria’s Super Eagles on November 9, 2020.
Bangura was confirmed positive for coronavirus after his country’s international friendly against Niger last week, which they lost by a lone goal.
Although he didn’t feature in the game due to injury, he is currently self isolating alongside the team’s fitness coach, Phillip Kor and an official, Eric Fomba, according to a statement issued by the country’s football association.
Sierra Leone is scheduled to face Nigeria in the 2021 AFCON qualifier on November 9.
Nigeria leads Group L with six points, after winning against Lesotho and Benin Republic, who are second.