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Football Fans Hail Comoros Player-Keeper As Chaker Alhadhur Steals Spotlight in Round Of 16 Defeat
- Comoros left-back Chaker Alhadhur was forced to play in goal for his country's Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 clash against Cameroon
- Coronavirus and injury crisis meant the East Africans were without all three of their goalkeepers which forced the Ajaccio defender to mount the post
- Cameroon progressed to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over the competition debutants who didn’t go down without a fight
Comoros defender Chaker Alhadhur has been the most talked about player at the AFCON Round of 16 after the Ajaccio left-back put up an eye-catching performance in goal for the debutants in their defeat to host nation Cameroon.
Coronavirus and injury crisis had rocked the camp of the tiny island nation which meant the East Africans were without, all three of their goalkeepers for the second round tie.
Chaker Alhadhur will later mount the goalpost for Comoros and in unfamiliar territory for the defender who despite not having an imposing figure still put out a decent performance on the night.
According to the Daily Star, Alhadhur was described as “prime Schmeichel” after a stunning double save from Vincent Aboubakar and Moumi Ngamaleu.
Fans after the encounter hyped praises on the makeshift goalkeeper on social media extolling his antics for Comoros.
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Comoros will later lose their Round of 16 game against host nation Cameroon 2-1 as the tiny island nation’s campaign in their first AFCON tournament came to a halt.
According to Pulse Sports, Vincent Aboubakar was again the tip of the spear for the Indomitable Lions as the Al-Nassr striker scored one and assisted another to take his goal involvement to seven in this competition.
Chaos in Cameroon As 6 Football Fans Killed,
Earlier Sportsbrief reported no fewer than six football fans died as a result of a stampede during the Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 tie involving hosts Cameroon and Comoros.
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Reports suggest that more than 40 persons were also injured in a crush while attempting to get into the Yaounde Olembe Stadium on Monday.
The Indomitable Lions are through to the quarterfinal of the competition following a 2-1 win over ten-man Comoros after the Coelacanths were reduced to ten men in the 7th minute.