Ahead of Benin Republic’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday evening in Porto Novo, two Players have tested positive for COVID-19, Completesports reports.
Marcellin Koukpo and Jacques Bessan, are the two players that contracted the deadly coronavirus.
As it stands, Koukpo and Bessan will play no part in Benin’s clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Stade Charles de Gaulle.
Michel Dussuyer, the Benin head coach, has, however, called up Yannick Aguemon and Jean Ogouchi as replacements for Koukpo and Bessan.
Dussuyer’s men currently sit in the second position on the Group L table with a point behind leaders Nigeria, who have eight points after four matches.
A victory for Benin against Nigeria will see them top the Group and boast their chances of qualifying for the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon.
Already, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that 16 teams have qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.