African Country Ranked 130 in the World, Makes History After Booking AFCON 2022 Ticket for the first time

African Country Ranked 130 in the World, Makes History After Booking AFCON 2022 Ticket for the first time

- Comoros Island will make first-ever appearances at the AFCON 2022 championship

- They reached the finals with nine points and were also unbeaten in their first five games

- Coach Abdou's side will battle Egypt in their final group game on Monday

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Comoros made history after qualifying for the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations staging in Cameroon next year.

The East African country booked its spot in the continental championship earlier this week after playing a 0-0 draw with Kenya at the Stade Omnisports de Malouzini.

As it stands, they are second on the log with nine points after five games - the same as Egypt who are the most successful nation in the history of the tournament with seven titles.

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Coach Amir Abdou's men qualified for the tourney in style as they avoided defeat in all five games they have played while their last group fixture will be against Egypt on Monday, March 29.

African country makes history after qualifying for AFCON 2022 for the first time
History-making Comoros football national team after reaching AFCON 2022 finals. Credit - Mimi Fawaz
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Other countries that have already booked their spots at the next edition of the championship are host country Cameroon, defending champions Algeria, Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Morocco, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Congo, Tunisia, and Equatorial Guinea.

Meanwhile, South Africa will need at least a draw against Sudan before they can participate in the 33rd edition of the competition staging in Cameroon next year.

Comoros started their campaign with a 1-0 win over Togo away from home after which they forced Egypt to a goalless draw in front of their fans.

They went to Kenya to play a 0-0 draw and came back to their backyard and defeated the Harambee Stars 2-1 in the second leg of their encounter before sealing their qualification with another draw against Togo on Thursday, March 25.

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Top Nigerian music act visits Super Eagles camp as Nigeria prepare for AFCON showdown against Benin, Lesotho earlier reported that Super Eagles had their first training at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos ahead of their match this coming weekend against Benin.

And in the first training Super Eagles had, Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were said to be the top performers as they showed superb skills which made the coaching crew happy.

Ahmed Musa was in brilliant form on the pitch despite the fact that the former Leicester City star has not played competitive football since November last year.


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