The CAF African Cup Of Nations Round Of 16 kick-started yesterday with Burkina Faso eliminating ten men of Gabon on penalties. The Super Eagles of Nigeria battled it out against Tunisia in the second match. Youssef Msakni's first-half goal was enough to send Tunisia to the quarter-finals. Nigeria ended the match with ten players after Everton star Alex Iwobi was sent off in the 66th minute. Tunisia and Burkina Faso will form the first pair of the quarter-finals, and the match will be played on 29th January 2022 at 10 pm East African Time.
In other news, Comoros is preparing to wrestle it out with Cameroon today at 10 pm. However, Comoros will be without three goalkeepers and prepare an outfield player to serve as the goalie. This will be a significant blow to Comoros national team because this might affect their general performance in this fixture. Cameroon will have an advantage if they proceed to the penalty shootouts because they have experienced goalkeepers. Due to positive Covid-19 tests and injuries to all three goalkeepers, giant-killers Comoros could not field a team. Anyone chosen to start between the sticks will have difficulty dealing with Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar, the leading scorer in the CAF African Cup Of Nations tournament, with five goals from three matches. Comoros will have to work extra hard and utilize all chances created if they want to advance to the quarter-finals.
Debutants Comoros, representing a country with fewer than one million people in the Indian Ocean, upset four-time champions Ghana to advance to the second round as one of the four best third-placed teams in the competition, according to FIFA. The other Round of 16 fixture played today is Guinea and Gambia, scheduled to kick off at 7 pm East African Time. Between Comoros and Cameroon, which team do you think will qualify for the quarter finals?
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