AFCON 2021: Cameroon Oust Depleted Comoros To Set Up Gambia Quarterfinal

Monday, January 24
•Guinea 0-1 Gambia
•Cameroon 2-1 Comoros

Tuesday, January 25
•Senegal Vs Cape Verde – 7pm
•Morocco Vs Malawi – 10pm

Cameroon survived Comoros scare to book a place in the quarterfinals where they will face Gambia.

The hosts struggled to stump authority against the debutants who used defender Chaker Alhadhur as a goalkeeper and were also dealt with a huge blow when Nadjim Abdou was sent off in the seventh minute of the game.

Comoros’ makeshift goalkeeper. CAF photo

Karl Toko Ekambi scored from close range in a well worked goal before Vincent Aboubaker continued with his exploits in the tournament to give the Indomitable Lions a breather in the second stanza.

But Comoros, who won hearts of many after a commendable performance, made their statement with a goal through a beautiful freekick from Youssouf M’changama later on.

Cameroon will be well aware that this is not a performance befitting of a title contender and will surely face stronger challenge ahead.

Gambia, Cameroon’s next opponent in Saturday’s quarterfinal, eliminated Guinea thanks Musa Barrow’s goal in a match played at the Omnisport Stadium.



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