Comoros, one of the countries taking part in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, are experiencing a squad crisis with overlapping injuries and players affected by COVID-19.
12 people in the team that will meet hosts Cameroon in the last 16 rounds have tested positive for COVID-19. The trainer among those who tested positive Amir Abdou is also present while the two goalkeepers are in rotation Moyadh Ousseini and Ali Ahamada are also among those infected.
While the team’s first goalkeeper, Salim Ben Boina, was off the field due to the injury he picked up after Andre Ayew’s tough intervention in the Ghana game, there was no permanent goalkeeper at the table following the COVID-19 cases Team.
WALK LEFT BACK TO THE GATE
According to the tournament rules, the team must play the games with 11 suitable players, whether goalkeepers or not. The Comoros used left-back Chaker Alhadhur in goal against Cameroon.