AFCON 2021: Ahamada can only be available for Comoros in the quarterfinals - Latest football news in Uganda
May 26, 2022

AFCON 2021: Ahamada can only be available for Comoros in the quarterfinals

By Brian Aheebwa
Ali Ahamada started Comoros' first group game against Gabon and then came off the bench against Ghana when Salim Ben Boina was injured | Getty Images

Despite Comoros goalkeeper Ali Ahamada testing negative for Covid-19, he won’t be available for selection against Cameroon on Monday night.

According to BBC Sport Africa, Ahamada who had tested positive on Friday has not fulfilled CAF’s protocols which allow players to feature in the next game after a positive test.

Players who test positive must isolate for five days before taking another PCR test 48 hours before their team’s next match that’s according to CAF rules.

The above means Ahamada can only be available should Comoros go past Cameroon and reach the quarterfinals.

Meaning as earlier indicated, at Olembe Stadium on Monday night against the host, Comoros will have an outfield player in goal.

The Island nation is participating in its maiden Africa Cup of Nations and they have already written their name in history books by reaching the knockouts during their first time of asking.

They finished third in Group C on three points acquired in a huge 3-2 win over African giants Ghana and qualified as one of the best four third placed teams.

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