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May 26, 2022

AFCON 2021: Covid-19 leaves Comoros without a goalkeeper

By Brian Aheebwa
Comoros’ first choice goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina is out with injury – and both his backups have tested positive for COVID-19 | AFCON Image

After making history by qualifying for the Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations during their maiden campaign, Comoros have severely been hit by Covid-19.

Head coach Amir Abdou and 12 players including goalkeepers Moyadh Ousseini and Ali Ahamada have all returned positive Covid-19 results.

The above scenario leaves Comoros without a goalkeeper ahead of their knockout tie against Cameroon on Monday after their first choice goalkeeper Ben Boina got injured against Morocco. This means that Comoros will have an outfield player in goal against Cameroon.

Other first team players infected are defenders; Kassim Abdallah and Alexis Souahy, midfielders; Nakibou Aboubakari and Yacine Bourhane and striker Mohamed M’Changama.

The development was confirmed in a video posted on the Comoros Football Federation’s Twitter handle where the general manager of the national team El Hadad Hamidi also noted that they are trying to find a solution to the above matter.

The Les Coelacantes who only became a FIFA member in 2005 wrote their name in the history books when they shocked African giants Ghana 3-2 in Group C, a victory that helped them finish as one of the best four third placed teams on three points.

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