The teams early departure came after Guinea’s Football authorities informed their Sierra Leonean counterparts that the match has been schedule for Friday April 25th at the Guinean national Stadium in Conakry.
The Shooting Stars won the first leg 1-0 in Makeni and will look to bank on their first leg victory when they face their Guinean opponents in the return leg as they look to book their place at the championship which will be hosted by Senegal next year. Meanwhile, the winner between the two will face Ghana in the next round of the qualification.
In related development, the Confederation of African Football has disqualified Gambia from the qualifiers of the continent's under-20 championship for fielding overage players.
Liberia protested over the ages of several Gambian players after the first leg of their first round qualifier on 6 April which the Gambians had won by a score of 1-0 but CAF found that Sampierre Mendy, Buba Sanneh, Bubacarr Trawally, Saloum Fall and Ali Sowe were all born in 1994. The competition's regulations state players have to be born on or after 1 January 1995.
The ruling means that Liberia will progress to the second round where they will face the Ivory Coast. The Ivorians advanced following the withdrawal of Guinea Bissau from the qualifying campaign.