Deprived of a goalkeeper since Saturday, the Comoros could finally count on Ali Ahamada, tested this Monday morning negative for covid-19. The goalkeeper must carry out an additional tests before joining Yaoundé in the afternoon.
A few hours before the start of the Cameroon – Comoros match, a good news came from Garoua. In doubt since Saturday after 12 positive cases of covid-19 recorded in the group, including the two goalkeepers who were still available, the Cœlacanths are once again smiling.
The counter-expertise carried out by the FFC revealed three negative cases. They are goalkeeper Ali Ahamada, Yacine Bourhane and a member of the technical staff.
Currently in northern Cameroon, they will have to pass additional physical tests before joining their teammates in Yaoundé.
Coach Amir Abdou remains in solitary confinement. He will be replaced on the bench by his deputy Younes Zerdouk. For this first round of 16 in the history of the Comoros in the African Cup of Nations. CAF has appointed the Ethiopian Bamlak Tessema to lead the match.
He will have as assistants Arsenio Maringula (Mozambique) and Gilbert Cheriyot (Kenya). The match will take place this evening, at 7 p.m. GMT, at the Olembé Stadium in Yaoundé.