Morocco have booked a place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations, and Gabon, Guinea and Senegal are also set to advance, but four-time champions Ghana are in danger of being knocked out after four games in Cameroon on Friday.
Morocco beat the Comoros 2-0 for a second victory and a first-place finish in Group C with six points, and Christmas with a four-point lead after a late draw to keep Ghana 1-1 in a second match in Yaounde. Jim Allevinah’s 88th-minute blow will almost certainly see him at Christmas, if not among the top two in the set among the top four finishers in the six sets.
But Ghana are in danger at one point and the Comoros must win in order to advance to the final match of the set to be played in Garou on Tuesday, as they are looking for their first title in 40 years.
The match ended in a disastrous blow, after Benjamin Tetteh was filled with empty Ghanaians due to a savage blow thrown in the post-match incidents.
The Christmas break was celebrated at his camp and it became even sweeter for the African Football Confederation (CAF) to refuse to allow captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to take part before the match, even though he was training on the eve of the clashes. Released from the quarantine of COVID-19.
According to the CAF medical committee, players who have barely left Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meyé and Mario Lemina Covid are unable to take part in this match.
Examinations would show heart injuries.
CAF did not want to take any risks. pic.twitter.com/cebUnMLSVX
– Christmas Football Federation – FEGAFOOT (@fegafoot_gabon) January 14, 2022
“According to the CAF medical committee, players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina, almost out of COVID isolation, are unable to take part in this match. in a tweet.
Earlier in the day in Bafoussam, Guinea and Senegal drew 0-0 with a four-point lead at the top of Group B. Senegalese coach Aliou Cisse later said he had to remove midfielder Papa Gueye from the starting line-up on FIFA orders.
“Pape Guey had an administrative problem before the game started. We were informed five minutes earlier that FIFA had canceled him due to a transfer between his club, Marseille and Watford, “Ciss told reporters.
“His lawyer informed us this morning around 11:00, but we had confirmation before the meeting. That’s why we removed him from the game. ‘
Senegal was already without 10 players in the isolation of COVID-19 and depleted resources were shown in perfect performance. Frank Mhangoi scored two goals to beat Zimbabwe 2-1 in another Group B match against Malawi and was also looking for a place in the last 16.
On Saturday, Nigeria will take on Sudan and Egypt against Guinea-Bissau in Garouan, Group D.
1. Morocco 2-0 Comoros Islands
2. Gabon 1-1 Ghana
3. Guinea 0-0 Senegal
4. Malawi 2-1 Zimbabwe