The Comoros played with an outfield player in goal the whole game and were reduced to 10 by the 7th minute. Despite this, Chaker Alhadhur and his teammates were heroic against the host country and only narrowly lost (2-1). This Monday evening, Cameroon may have qualified for the quarter-finals of the CAN, but the big winner is Comorian.
Cameroon 2-1 Comoros
Buts: Toko-Ekambi (29e) and Abubakar (70e) for the Indomitable Lions // Y. M’Changama (81e) for Coelacanths
Expulsion: Abdou for the Coelacanths
The game of shame, the free kick of the year.
With remarkable solidarity against the host country despite adverse events, the Comoros delivered a performance that will go down in history, but their adventure at CAN 2021 must end in the round of 16 (1-2). Cameroon has still not delivered a reference match and will have a hard time facing Gambia.
Alhadur, guardian of an evening
A dozen cases of Covid including coach Amir Abdou and charming asset Faïz Selemani, a goalkeeper – Chakher Alhadhur – who is not one and a derogation that does not pass. The Coelacanths had every reason in the world to consider themselves wronged and disadvantaged before facing the Indomitable Lions. As if to make matters worse, the Comorians are even reduced to ten after six short minutes, following an involuntary sole from Captain Abdou on Ngamaleu. However, despite the situations of Aboubakar and Toko-Ekambi, tension reigns on the Cameroonian side, as evidenced by the lack of assurance of André Onana on the slightest outing. And then Hongla enters the scene at the dry cleaners: on recovery, the Veronese initiates the opening of the score of Toko-Ekambi, shifted by Aboubakar (1-0, 29e).
M’Changama saves honor
More confident on his line, Onana is working, one after the other ahead of Mogni and Ben (33e), to preserve Cameroon’s advantage: first horizontally in front of Mogni, then with the tip of the foot in front of Ben (33e). Upon returning from the locker room, the Kmer delivers ten minutes of good quality, without managing to break, the fault with Alhadhur, not very academic, but remarkable in front of Aboubakar (49e). Inhabited, the defender of AC Ajaccio even pulls out a double save against the scorer of Al Nassr, then Ngamaleu (55e). The Comoros are always more engaged and fully exploit their counterattacks, the sentence ends up falling: Aboubakar plants his sixth CAN pawn (2-0, 70e). Close to madness, the end of the match sees Onana pull out an exceptional reflex parade to deflect the bombshell of Ben. But the future goalkeeper of Inter bows all the same once, on a bright free kick from Guingampais Youssouf M’Changama (2-1, 81e), customary of the fact in club as in selection.
Comorians, lift your hearts!
Cameroon (4-4-2): A. Onana – Fai, Castelletto, Ngadeu, Tolo – Moumi Ngamaleu (Bassogog, 63e), Zambo Anguissa (J. Onana, 84e), Hongla, Toko-Ekambi (Léa-Silk, 77e) – Choupo-Moting (Njie, 63e), Abubakar (Bahoken, 77e). Trainer: Tony Conceição.
Comoros (4-2-3-1): Alhadhur – M. Youssouf (I. Youssouf, 89e), Zahary, Abdou, Bakari (M’Madi, 88e) – Bachirou (Djoumoi, 89e), Abdullah – B. Youssouf (Mattoir, 75e), Y. M’Changama, Mogni (A. Mohamed, 52e) – Ben. Trainer: Younes Zerdouk.