Participating in its first African Cup of Nations, the selection of the Comoros experienced a historic moment by qualifying for the round of 8.
Since its independence in 1975, the Comoros archipelago has never managed to qualify for an African Cup of Nations. The Comoros are undoubtedly the great story of this CAN 2021. The small East African country has indeed created a surprise: after qualifying for the competition, the Comoros clinch a place for the round of XNUMX.
The story is all the more beautiful as it was thanks to a victory over Ghana on Monday that the Comoros managed to obtain their ticket for the rest of the competition. Amir Abdou's team indeed finished among the four best third in the group stage with three points.
Amir Abdou's effective strategy
Cœlacanthes supporters have reason to be proud of their national team. This course, the Comoros owe it mainly to the coach fRanco-Comorian Amir Abdou. It has been more than seven years since the coach took the reins of his team. Year after year, he has built a solid group.
It must be said that the coach, when he arrived, found a terribly weak team... Not far from 200th place in the FIFA rankings and despite having not played for two years, the Comorian selection has since , chained more satisfactory results. To do this, Amir Abdou was able to count on players playing in Europe, and more particularly in France.
Very often amateurs, these players gradually gain confidence. The coach then tries to seduce the binationals playing in professional championships. Very quickly, he attracted Ali Ahamada, the Toulouse goalkeeper, then the players from Montpellier and Olympiakos, Djamel Bakar and El Fardou Ben Nabouhane. After the arrival of professionals, the Comoros chained draws against Burkina Faso and Ghana.
An evolution that has allowed the Comoros to make their way among the greatest. Qualified for a historic first CAN, the archipelago will therefore play its first round of XNUMX. A feat that the players and their coach will relish. And whatever happens, everyone will play the next matches thoroughly. Because the Comorians are no longer one feat away!