Afcon 2021: Hosts Cameroon see off 10-man Comoros with outfield player in goal

Cameroon celebrate Karl Toko Ekambi's opening strike
Karl Toko Ekambi scored Cameroon’s opener in the 29th minute, with their first effort on target

Cameroon narrowly beat 10-man Comoros in the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations, despite playing against a side with an outfield player in goal.

Goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar gave the Indomitable Lions a 2-1 win after Nadjim Abdou’s early red.

But Comoros will take the headlines after giving the hosts a massive scare.

Youssouf M’Changama scored a stunning free-kick and Chaker Alhadhur, normally a left-back, produced a brilliant performance as stand-in goalkeeper.

Cameroon progress to face The Gambia in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Cameroon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Onana
  • 19Fai
  • 21Castelletto
  • 5Ngadeu
  • 25Tolo
  • 3Moumi NgamaleuSubstituted forBassogogat 63′minutes
  • 18HonglaBooked at 80mins
  • 8Zambo AnguissaBooked at 33minsSubstituted forOnanaat 84′minutes
  • 12Toko EkambiSubstituted forLéa Silikiat 77′minutes
  • 13Choupo-MotingSubstituted forN’Jieat 63′minutes
  • 10AboubakarSubstituted forBahokenat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ebosse
  • 4Moukoudi
  • 6Oyongo
  • 7N’Jie
  • 9Bahoken
  • 11Bassogog
  • 14Oum Gouet
  • 15Kunde
  • 16Epassy
  • 23Omossola
  • 26Onana
  • 27Léa Siliki

Comoros

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 3Alhadhur
  • 19YoussoufSubstituted forYoussoufat 89′minutes
  • 4Zahary
  • 6AbdouBooked at 7mins
  • 22BakariSubstituted forM’Madiat 88′minutes
  • 8BachirouBooked at 82minsSubstituted forMoussaat 88′minutes
  • 13Abdullah
  • 15YoussoufSubstituted forMattoirat 75′minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 10M’Changama
  • 20MogniSubstituted forAli Mohamedat 52′minutes
  • 21Ben Nabouhane

Substitutes

  • 5Ali Mohamed
  • 14M’Madi
  • 17Youssouf
  • 24Mattoir
  • 25Moussa
  • 26Mohamed
  • 27Ahamada

Referee:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa

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