Sierra Leone: Sullay Kaikai and Peterborough striker Idriss Kanu are both expected to join Leone Stars preparation, as Sierra Leone takes on Benin in their final African Cup of Nations qualifier expected this month.
It’s the first time both will be representing Sierra Leone if selected in coach John Keister’s final selection for this months African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Kaikai, 25, plays an important role under Neil Critchley in their Championship promotion campaign this season. Kaikai, a 2019 signing from Dutch side NAC Breda, scored 13 times in 68 appearances for Blackpool.
Kanu, 21, also helped Peterborough win promotion out of League One at the end of the 2020–21 season. The Posh were promoted back to the Championship, finishing runners-up after an eight-year stay in League One.
Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football have communicated the postponement of the AFCON draw.
The draw was initially scheduled for 25th June 2021, but a new date will be confirmed in due course.
Sierra Leone must win to reach the tournament for the first time in 25 years. Benin needs only a draw. Sierra Leone or Benin will complete the 24 nations Afcon set for Cameroon 2022. BT/10/06/2021