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Afcon 2019 qualifiers Full Time: Cameroon 3 vs 0 Comoros

Good afternoon and welcome to our Live Coverage of this crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and the Coelecanthes of Comoros.

With that emphatic victory, Cameroon have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Egypt as the team now set sights on knowing their opponents at the competion. For us at, it is goodbye and see you soon!

Full Time Cameroon 3-0 Comoros

17h49: Bassogog has been a handful this afternoon and he is at the heart of another move that unfortuntely breaks down with the final ball from Kunde Malong.

17h48: We will have three minutes of added time here!

17h46: Goalllllllll Clinton Njie. Fantastic from the Olympic Marseille forward who is play through by Zambo Anguissa. He takes a touch, beats a defender, flattens the goalkeeper before passing into the net.

17h44: Chance for Comoros as Kassim’s cross finds Youssouf who misdirects his header and Cameroon can breathe again.

17h42: The tempo of the game has just increased as we approach the last five minutes in the game. Comoros have a free kick in Cameroon’s half but the end product is disappointing as it has been the whole day.

17h39: Comoros applying some pressure here and after a series of passes, Selamani decides to try his luck and unleahes a strike from 30 yards out but Onana had the angle well covered as the ball rolls out for a goal kick.

17h37: A ball over the top of the Comoros defence finds Clinton Njie in space who races into the box, twists and turs with a Comoros defender but his lay off to Boumal is cut off by the Comoros defence.

17h36: Over the bar!! Clinton Njie has a chance to load one there and he skews his shot disappointingly ovr the bar.

17h35:The tempo of the game haas just died down with a series of sloppy passes. Cameroon continue to exploit the wings through Bassogog but Comoros are doubling up on him.

17h31: Substitution Cameroon, Joel Tagueu out, Clinton Njie in for the final quarter of this match.

17h30 Cameroon are looking for a third here as they continue to pile pressure. Clinton Njie is about to join the game.

17h28: What a Chance!!!! Petrus Boumal who has just come on is played through on goal by Joel Tagueue but he chips his shot over the goalkeeper and the bar and over the goalkeeper. What an introduction that would have been!

17h27: Substitution Cameroon; Choupo Moting out, Petrus Boumal in.

17h26: No Goal! Offside against Yaya Banana who was celebrating a third goal after a free kick finds the head of Ngadeu who laid the ball for his defensive partner to slot home but the offside flag had been raised.

17h24: Substitution Cameroon; Kunde Malong in, Georges Mandjeck out!

17h23: Comoros have had a bit of the ball in the last few minutes but the final pass has been disappointing. bKunde Malong about to join us in the next break in play.

17h21: Beautiful piece of defending there from Yaya Banana who is the last man but does not panic as he clears his lines from a Comoros break.

17h19: Comoros have a free kick deep in the Cameroon half that comes to nothing as the Indomitable Lions now have the chance to relaunch play for a goal kick.

-Pierre Kunde Malong is warming up behind the Cameroon goal. He could be on in the minutes ahead…

17h17: Cameroon have some defending to do from a Comoros throw and Banana Yaya launches one forward for Bassogog on the break. The winger plays in Joel Tagueu whose cross is cleared by the Comoros defence.

17h16: Bassogog has grown into this game and is ready to take on he Comoros defence. He is played in once again on the right by Zambo as he takes on a first defender but can’t go beyond the second as Comoros clear their lines.

17h14: Substitution Comoros; Al Mmadi is on for Salif Moizini

17h13: Chance!!!! Choupo Moting is played through on goals by Joel Tagueu but the PSG forward is caught in two minds and the Comoros defence clears.

17h10: GOALLLLLLLLLL Christian Bassogog! What a goakl from the 2017 Afcon player. Zambo Anguissa shields the ball beautifully from a Comoros defender before laying off for the forward who cuts on his left foot before firing on goal as the Comoros goalkeeper made a mess of the ball. Trademark goal from Christian Bassogog.

17h07: Almost a mistake at the back for Cameroon there as a lapse of concentration let’s a Comoros striker in but Ngadeu immediately clears the ball forward which finds Choupo Moting in behind the Comoros defence but Joel Tagueu can’t connect.

-The rain has now stopped and it looks like a beautiful pitch for the game to flow.

-17h05: Clarence Seedorf is up on the touchline for the first time in this game visibly worried. He seems not satisfied with something he has seen.

-17h03: Cameroon on the front foot as they ended the first half. Choupo Moting plays in Joel Tagueu whose first touch is poor and allows the Comoros defender to cover and clear his lines.

-17h02: Comoros get the game going for the seond half. They have all to play in the last 45 minutes.

-The teams are back for the second half….

-It has been a patient game for Cameroon who had to toil to break the Comoros defence. They had to sweat and wait and it did come six minutes before the break through skipper Choupo Moting who has now scored in his second consecutive home game. Second half in the next fifteen minutes!

16h48: Half Time- Cameroon 1-0 Comoros

-Another chance for Cameroon to break forward just before half time but Choupo Moting’s ball is over hit and Bassogo can get it rolls out of play.

16h46:  Cameroon have a corner here as the fourt official signals one minute of extra time. The Comoros ‘keeper gathers Bassogog’s corner and launches one forward.

-The Comoros bench is still mad at the referee here.

16h42: No Penalty!!!! Cameroon playing with fire there as Michael Ngadeu mistimes a challenge in the box and the Comoros player goes down as the bench is up appealing for a penalty but the referee waves on.

16h40: That goal has given Cameroon confidence as they come forward again with a series of passes between Bassogog on Djoum but Joel Tagueu is unable to connect with the latter’s cross

16h39: Goallllllllllllllllllll Choupo Moting. The pressure had been building as Cameroon pile bodies forward. A cross shot from Joel Tagueu evades the Comoros defenders and finds Choupo Moting at the far post for a tap in. One nil Cameroon.

16h37: Good combination between Bassogog and Fai Collins on the right as the defender plays in the winger whose return ball is cleared for a corner. The Comoros clear their lines but Cameroon comes with the pressure again.

16h35: Cameroon have a free kick deep in the Comoros half and the ball in launched into the box by Fai Collins and the rebound falls to Joel Tagueu who miscues his shot over the bar.

16h34: The Comoros defence fail to clear their lines and the ball falls to Joel Tagueu who hastily takes a lame shot that is easily gathered by Ahamada Ali.

16h33: Oyongo Bitolo strikes but the Comoros ‘keeper gathers comfortably.

16h31: Almost a penalty there as Mandjeck powers through from midfield with the ball and his run is stopped just at the edge of the box. Free Kick for Cameroon. Yellow card for Abdallah Ali.

16h30: It’s another series of sideways passes for Cameroon and the ball eventually rolls out for a Comoros throw. The visitors immediately launch a counter from their own half that is wasted and Cameroon have a goal kick. Meanwhile Faiz Selamani has been booked for Comoros.

16h26:Cameroon clear their lines as Arnaud Djoum launches one forward. The Lions still can not find a way through as a series of sloppy passes gifts the ball away to the visitors.

16h24: Free kick just at the edge of the Cameroon box as Arnaud Djoum brings down Youssouf M’changana. The free kick is deflected by the wall for a Comoros corner.

16h20:Choupo Moting and Bassogog combine again as the PSG forward is played on goal by the China-based forward but the forwards miscontrols the ball and allows the Comoros defence to gather and clear.

16h18:Cameroon are trying to play through Bassogog in the last few minutes as Zambo Anguissa lifts a ball behind the Comoros defence but Bassogog’s cross is just too much for the waiting Choupo Moting

16h17: Michael Ngadeu heads wide from the resulting corner.

16h16: Joel Tagueu plays in Choupo Moting who is about to unleash a shot but the Comoros goalkeeper races off his line to clear. Cameroon have a corner here!

-Christian Bassogog and Choupo Moting have switched flanks after fifteen minutes as the Lions try to find an equation to unlock the Comoros defence

16h13: Oh my!!! Joel Tague!! He just has to guide that ball into the back of the net as he is totally unmarked from an inch perfect cross from Bassogog but he heads wide.

-Comoros are denying any freedom on the ball for the Lions as it threatens to rain.

16h11: Comoros have a free kick deep into Cameroon’s half as Georges Mandjeck clashes with Youssouf Mohamed. Ben Djaloud launches the free kick but a Comoros header is off target.

16h09: Selfish from Choupo Moting as he races into the box but fail to square to the wiating Bassogo as a Comorian defender races back to clear the ball of.

-Comoros are beginning to grow in the game and are winning some set pieces so far.

16h06: What a Chance!!!! The Cameroonian defence is caught sleeping on the corner and the Comoros defender just has to guide the ball into the net but he heads off target. What a let off for Cameroon.

16:05: Comoros win the first corner of the game after switching playing swiftly from their own half and a cross into the Cameroonian box ins cleared by  Yaya Banana. The visitors threaten from the reesulting corner but Cameroon clear their lines for a second corner.

16h02: First glimpses of the pattern the game will likely take as the visitors are camped in their area. Fai Collins has put in two crosses so far in the box  with the visitors clearing their lines.

16h01: Cameroon gets the ball underway…

-The referee of the day is Gambia’s Bakary Gassama and he is assisted by his fellow countrymen Abdul Aziz and Omar Darboe.

-A reminder of the team news….

Cameroon starting XI : Goalkeeper: (1)Andre Onana, Defenders: (2)Fai Collins, (6)Oyongo Bitolo, (4)Yaya Banana, (5)Ngadeu Ngadjui, Midfielders: (8)Zambo Anguissa, (10)Arnaud Djoum, (14)Georges Mandjeck, Forwards:(11) Christian Bassogog, (13)Choupo Moting(c), (17)Joel Tagueu.

Substitutes: (3) Gaetan Bong, (7) Clinton Njie, (9)Jacques Zoua, (12)Joyskim Dawa, (15)Kunde Malong, (16)Fabrice Ondoua, (18)Olivier Boumal, (19)Jean Pierre Nsame, (20)Wilfrid Kaptoum, (21)Petrus Boumal, (22)Jerome Onguene, (23) Idriss Kameni

Comoros:Goalkeeper: Ahamada Ali, Defenders:Faiz Selemani, Fouad Bachirou, Youssouf M’Changama, Kassim M’dahoma Midfielders: Abdullah Raffidine, Ben Djaloud, Youssouf Mohammed Forwards: Salim Moizini, Abdallah Kasim (c), Chaker Ahadhur

Substitutes:(1)Boina Ben, (2)Abdallah Ahmed, (6)Nadjim Abdou, (17)Nasser Chamed (18)Aadil Assana, (26)Ali Mmadi, (29)Mohamed Abdallah

15:50 : The teams are out ….

15:42: Eric Maxime Choupo Moting is the first player to wear the armband under Seedorf twice. It is the second consecutive game he is skippering  after scoring the winner in the one nil victory over Malawi in October last year.

-At the back, it is a familiar back four with the returning Oyongo Bitolo slotting at left back.

-In midfield Arnaud Djoum makes his return over a year after he was last called to the squad. He slots in midfield alongside Zambo Anguissa and Georges Mandjeck as Kunde Malong drops to the bench.

-So the big team news that comes from the Indomitable Lions today is the return up front of Christian Bassogog after missing the last game through injury. He will play upfront alongside skipper of the dayChoupo Moting and Joel Tagueu who gets the nod to lead the line.

Comoros Starting XI: Goalkeeper: Ahamada Ali, Defenders:Faiz Selemani, Fouad Bachirou, Youssouf M’Changama, Kassim M’dahoma Midfielders: Abdullah Raffidine, Ben Djaloud, Youssouf Mohammed Forwards: Salim Moizini, Abdallah Kasim (c), Chaker Ahadhur

Cameroon starting XI : Goalkeeper: (1)Andre Onana, Defenders: (2)Fai Collins, (6)Oyongo Bitolo, (4)Yaya Banana, (5)Ngadeu Ngadjui, Midfielders: (8)Zambo Anguissa, (10)Arnaud Djoum, (14)Georges Mandjeck, Forwards:(11) Christian Bassogog, (13)Choupo Moting(c), (17)Joel Tagueu.

Substitutes: (3) Gaetan Bong, (7) Clinton Njie, (9)Jacques Zoua, (12)Joyskim Dawa, (15)Kunde Malong, (16)Fabrice Ondoua, (18)Olivier Boumal, (19)Jean Pierre Nsame, (20)Wilfrid Kaptoum, (21)Petrus Boumal, (22)Jerome Onguene, (23) Idriss Kameni

15:10:The Indomitable Lions are out warming up as they receive a warm applause from the crowd.

Team sheet

Team news loading in a minute….

Pierre Kunde Malong pitchside

-A few players have come out to meet with the fans pitchside but have disappeared back to the dressing room

-No early signs of the team news yet but as reported earlier in the morning, striker Jacques Zoua has been ruled out with a slight muscle injury picked up in training on Friday. Read the details here


14:34: The crowd is slowly building out here at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium to cheer the Indomitable Lions to victory..

14:32: It is a ‘winner takes it all’ here at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium though the Indomitable Lions need just a point to book their flight at this year’s showpiece in Egypt.

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