VIDEO. CAN 2024: 12 COVID cases, players in goals and red cards… Incredible 2022 round of 16 between Comoros and Cameroon

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On January 24, 2022, Cameroon challenged Comoros in the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations (Africa) in a match that will go down in football history.

Everything started very badly for the Comoros before the round of 16 against the host country of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon, as a cluster formed in the ranks of the Coelacanths and 12 positive cases were diagnosed. The Comoros team, deprived of their coach Lot-et-Garonnais Amir Abdou, was also deprived of three goalkeepers: In addition to the sick Moyadh Ousseni and Ali Ahamada, Salim Ben Boina is also injured.

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The Comoros, who were in 3rd place in the group consisting of Morocco, Gabon and Ghana, had already achieved the success of going beyond the group stage, but now they had to face one of the favorites with the defeated team and the vacant goalkeeper position. On this occasion, at the end of January 2022, the left side of AC Ajaccio Chaker Alhadhur was selected to replace the former Toulouse player Ali Ahamada.

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Very soon after the start of the match, Comoros captain Nadjim Abdou became separated from his teammates, falling victim to a large ankle stomp from Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu. Trailing 2-0, the brave Comoros managed to get back into the game thanks to a superb free-kick from Guingamp’s Youssouf M’Changama ten minutes from time. Of course, it is not enough to return to the match, but it is already enough to conquer the hearts of football fans. Summary of the meeting HERE.

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