Comoros today had a huge task of eliminating the Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon at Olembe Stadium in a match that kicked off at 10 pm, the task is even tougher for Comoros as they have gone to this crucial knockout stage without a single goalkeeper as all their goalkeepers have quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. Comoros have been forced to play their 5"7' tall left back Chaker Alhadhur between the sticks as they had no otherwise.
The Comoros side who are playing AFCON knockout football for the first time in their history have had arguably the worse experience at their first time in that stage as their request to have the game postponed was overturned by CAF, things went from bad to worse for them in the first half as their captain Jimmy Abdou was sent off in the seventh minute after receiving a red card.
Comoros keeper Ali Ahamada wasn't able to play against Cameroon today despite his negative COVID test this morning. CAF states a player must isolate for five days after testing positive before taking another PCR test. The players are however giving Cameroon a run for their money despite playing with an outfield player between the sticks, receiving red card early in the game and conceding a first half goal.
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