More Covid disruptions for AFCON teams

COVID-19 infections caused more disruption to African Cup of Nations preparations on Wednesday, with Senegal delaying their departure for the tournament in Cameroon and Burkina Faso set to miss players in Sunday’s opening game.

Cape Verde Islands and Tunisia also reported new positive cases of the novel coronavirus and Ivory Coast were forced to cancel a second warm-up match at their training base in Saudi Arabia.

Burkina Faso left three players still isolating in Abu Dhabi before arriving in Yaounde before facing Cameroon on Sunday.

Malawi left for Cameroon on Wednesday but also left three players behind in isolation. Defender Mark Fodya, midfielder Charles Petro and striker Richard Mbulu stayed in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and will be re-tested today. -AFP

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