Sierra Leone U-20 team has qualified to the next stage of the 2018 FIFA women’s qualifiers without kicking a ball after their Libyan counterpart withdrew from the competition.
According to Director of Competition, Sorie Ibrahim Sesay, said that the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has officially informed the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) confirming the withdrawal of the Libya female U-20 team.
He said that automatically qualifies the Sierra Leone women’s U-20 team to the next round of the qualifiers. They will now face their Tunisian counterparts in the next round and play their first leg away at the Olympic Stadium in Rades, Tunisa, on the 14 September 2017 and the returning fixture will be played two weeks later in Sierra Leone.
Sorie said as a result of that the mission designated match official for the first leg in Tripoli and the Ivorians in Makeni for the return fixture originally scheduled for July 21 and August 5 2017, has been cancelled
The Coach, Victoria Conteh, said even though their Libyan counterparts have withdrawn they will still continue with their training and they will identify more players to beef the squad to face Tunisia.