The Confederation of African Football has agreed to postpone the first qualifier for the 2013 African Cup of Nations because Lesotho's team was unable to travel to Sao Tome e Principe in time for Sunday's first-leg match.
CAF said the first-round, first-leg game was postponed until next Sunday, Jan. 15, after Lesotho could not find flights to the island nation off Africa's west coast. The second leg remains scheduled for Jan. 22.
The start of qualifying for next year's tournament was already troubled by the withdrawal of Swaziland ahead of its first-round tie against Seychelles. Swaziland's football federation said it could not afford to compete.
The 2012 African Cup starts Jan. 21, after which it will move to odd years to avoid clashing with the World Cup.