AFCON 2021: Cameroon Narrowly Edge Spirited Comoros To Book Quarter-finals Spot 

AFCON 2021: Cameroon Narrowly Edge Spirited Comoros To Book Quarter-finals Spot 

Comoros’ fairytale run at the AFCON 2021 was ended after they lost 2-1 to hosts Cameroon, in Monday’s round of 16 clash.

It was not the best of starts for Comoros as Jimmy Abdou was sent off after seven minutes for a bad tackle following consultation with VAR.


Comoros, ranked 132 in the world, were without the injured Salim Ben Boina while fellow goalkeepers Ali Ahamada and Moyadh Ousseini had both tested positive for Covid-19.

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Ajaccio’s 5ft 8in left-back Chaker Alhadhur took over in goal for a Comoros side who had also lost several outfield players and coach Amir Abdou to coronavirus.

Karl Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar scored in either halves but there were concerns for Cameroon as Youssouf M’Changama thundered home a 30-yard free-kick nine minutes from time.

But Cameroon held on to seal passage into the quarter-finals where they will face another debutant Gambia.

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  • Four four two 4 months ago

    It’s been reported that the referee who hell Tunisia beat Nigeria has been shot dead on his way home. Don’t know how true this is. Be that as it may I wana say actually that red led to Nigeria’s defeat. Tunisia didn’t actually do any thing spectacular. They park the bus waited for the counter and it fall for them. I have heard many blaming Egudiola, Okoye and what have you but we see these sort of upset befall big team like Bacelona, Mancity, Naryern PSG etc. when they meet a team who play 10 behind the ball at all times and rely on the counter. It’s a very difficult system to scale through. Let’s not quickly forget that that was the system use by CAR to beat SE in lagos. That said, it was easy to see that that referee was acting against the SE as if he was reading a script written against us. There is no way SE will have Equalize and won match if the red card was not given. No way. So let’s stop the blame game and force ahead. Better days are coming Egu should continue as SE coach..no need to press any panic button.

    • footballfanatic 4 months ago

      Where did you hear such and where is the proof or link? That is just frivolous and evil to wish death on someone cuz of a soccer game.

    • MuYiwa 4 months ago

      Excuses everywhere. This team had a player sent off as early as the 7th minute. Their only available goalkeeper only recovered from covid hours to the match with several players unavailable yet they gave a good account of themselves and got a goal back. You are here giving excuses that a ref helped a hapless, depleted, disjointed Tunisian team beat ur world class players. Find something else talk oga. Had the refeee listened to the VAR ref we would have conceded a penalty against Egypt yet none of you said anything about bad day officiating. Same thing happened when Ekong blocked the ball with his hands in d box against GBissau. Come on, you can do better than coming up with this hoax.

    • Ahahahhh but when CAR beat the SE you wanted the head of coach then now you just remember they packed the bus.See all these excuse doesn’t hold any water eagles lost to a better team by all standard and it was a poor outing for us. That CAR match you mentioned doesn’t cause any harm because at the end of the day target were achieved but this one, dropping out in second round of AFCONS I can’t ever remember the last time it happen to Nigeria in my over 4 decades and that sums up our performances if you like you can twist it anyhow you want.

  • Kweli 4 months ago

    What a shame for CAF to allow this game to proceed after 6 people died in a stampede. It appears that CAF wants to hand the AFCON championship to Cameroon. CAF also refused to allow the regular Comoros goalkeeper even though he tested negative for Covid. Even with 10 men, Comoros showed great energy, skill and heart and played better than Cameroon. Had it not been for an upfield player forced to become a goalkeeper and with a full team, Cameroon would have lost the game. Simple

    • KangA 4 months ago

      Cameroon will meet their Waterloo when they meet The Gambia.

  • Matter arising

    After watching Cameroon, Comoros,Gambia, Mali and Guinea play, I now realize that Nigeria had a weak team. Austin Eguaveon is not intelligent. Simple if the wings are not working because to the Tunisians double check those areas, resort to plan B. He has no plan B.

    Cameroon are the host. It has been programmed that they meet easy obstacle based on paper. That’s not what’s on ground. Cameroon are standing on their own. They are good. No referee will unnecessarily help a host. So leave the conspiracy theory out.
    Iwobi’s red card was a red card. Intensions doesn’t count here but the act. That guy would have had his ankle fractured. He used his discretion but later with the var attention call, we all saw it as dangerous play.

    Ghanaians and the black stars see us as a week team. They want to take their chances.

  • Marvelous 4 months ago

    Imagine comoros far better than super eagles in this tournament