AFCON: Gabon starts with a victory

14 Jan 2022, Yaounde:- Gabon snatch a 1-0 victory over Comoros in their opening game without their Arsenal star Aubameyang and midfielder Mario Lemina who missed their team’s opening Group C fixture in Yaounde after testing positive for the coronavirus last week.

Qatar-based Boupendza struck the lone goal on 16 minutes, smashing the ball high past Comoros goalkeeper Ali Ahamada from a tight angle after being played in by Louis Ameka Autchanga.

Comoros forward Moussa Djoumoi nearly equalised in the second half with a fierce long-range shot that Gabon goalkeeper Jean-Noel Amonome shovelled  wide.

The Indian Ocean islanders are one of two teams appearing at the continental tournament for the first time, along with Gambia.

Match score:- Gabon – 1 : Comoros – 0