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AFCON 2021: Comoros Returns Home With Sanctions

By Etienne Mainimo

The Confederation of African Football, CAF has sanctioned the Comoros National Football team for going against the rules of the game.

According to information, CAF says, “The Comoros team has been charged for demonstrating irresponsible behavior on several occasions, including serious violations of the Covid-19 protocols and forcing access to the locker room.”

For failing to comply with the COVID protocol required by CAF, Comoros have been fined $10,000,

For bad behavior. “The report of the match officials’ mentions insults made against CAF officials, and the disrespectful behavior of the goalkeeper coach, Jean-Daniel Padovani.”

The goalkeepers’ coach has also been suspended for his next three games with the national team.

For causing a two-minute delay in the kick-off after their player left the dressing room wearing a shirt with a number that was not his, two penalties were imposed: a $5,000 fine for not respecting jersey numbers and another $2,000 for the delay caused by the players.

The Comoros Football Federation today appealed the sanctions.

Cameroon Coach Antonio Conceicao

AFCON 2021: Great Ambiance In Lions’ Den-Coach Conceicao

By Etienne Mainimo

The coach of Cameroon football team, Antonio Conceição says, the positive ambiance in the group shows that the team is ready to face their opponent Comoros in the knock out stage of the ongoing TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON going on in Cameroon.

During the pre-match press conference, Conceição said the objective of the game like all matches is to win and tomorrow, they are going to win.

“We have seen the strengths and weaknesses of our opponents. We want to have a competitive game tomorrow. It is true that Comoros is not have a big name but the team has done a lot. They have a good organization and they play well.”

“Our objective tomorrow is to win and the ambiance is positive. We have a gone ambiance within our team and working towards the same goal,” he added

He said, “…We have a strategy we are using in all games and we have to keep going. We will not relent our efforts. we have to start the match tomorrow seriously regardless of COVID.”

Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo who accompanied the coach said, “We have to respect our opponent but we have to win, win, win as the coach will always say. We always have pressure when we play in Cameroon, but it helps us to play well.”

Cameroon face Comoros in the round of 16 of the AFCON on January 24 at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde.