Lesotho vs. Burundi (World Cup qualifier)
2013 Africa Cup of Nations
qualifier between Sao Tome e Principe
has been postponed until 15 January.
The preliminary round game was due to be played on Sunday in Sao Tome.
The delay came as Lesotho were unable to get flights to the island nation and will now travel on 12 January.
The Confederation of African Football have agreed to the delay and the second leg of the tie be played as planned on 22 January in Maseru.
The overall winners will go through to play Sierra Leone in the first round of the qualifiers for the 2013 finals that will be hosted by South Africa.
The first leg of the
Greenpoint in Cape Town, SA
The preliminary round's opening legs take place on 6-8 January, two weeks before the 2012 Nations Cup begins.
Meanwhile, the return legs of those ties will take place on 20-22 January, the same weekend as the finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon kick off.
The scenario has arisen as the finals are moving from even years to odd ones.
This action has been taken by Caf to ensure that the Nations Cup, which has been played in even years since the 1965 finals, no longer clashes with the World Cup.
Qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will start ahead of the 2012 finals, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has revealed.