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Aaron-Salem Boupendza 15'
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AFCON 2022

Comoros 0-1 Gabon: Boupendza ends opening day debut dream

Aaron Boupendza's excellent strike gave Gabon victory over Comoros, whose Africa Cup of Nations debut ended in defeat.

Update:
Comoros 0-1 Gabon: Boupendza ends opening day debut dream
AFP

Gabon ensured Comoros' Africa Cup of Nations finals debut was one to forget as they started their Group C campaign with a 1-0 win.

Gabon beat debutants Comoros

Aaron Boupendza's superb finish from a tight angle proved the difference in a game defined by otherwise wayward shooting.

Louis Ameka Autchanga slid Boupendza down the left flank and the Al-Arabi forward left Comoros goalkeeper Ali Ahamada stranded with a stunning strike.

Comoros dominated possession and had eight attempts to Gabon's seven as they attempted to find a way back into the contest.

But just one of those efforts hit the target, leaving them with an uphill climb to qualify from a group also featuring Morocco and Ghana.

Gabon could potentially book their place in the next stage with a win over Ghana on Friday.

comoras
Gabon

Substitutions

Faïz Mattoir (45', Kassim Abdallah), Fouad Bachirou (45', Iyad Mohamed), Serge-Junior Martinsson-Ngouali (57', Louis Ameka), Ulrick Eneme-Ella (65', Jim Allevinah), Djoumoi Moussa (66', Mohamed Youssouf), Nadjim Abdou (75', Kassim M'Dahoma), Ahmed Mogni (76', Rafidine Abdullah), David Sambissa (77', Aaron Salem Boupendza)

Goals

0-1, 15': Aaron-Salem Boupendza

Cards

Referee: Peter Waweru
VAR Referee: Mahmoud Ashour, Mahmoud Ahmed Kamel Abo El Regal
Abdallah (44',Yellow) Biyogo Poko (60',Yellow)

Table
Group C Pts. P W D L
1 3 1 1 0 0
2 3 1 1 0 0
3 0 1 0 0 1
4 0 1 0 0 1
Group C Pts. P W D L
1 3 1 1 0 0
2 3 1 1 0 0
3 0 1 0 0 1
4 0 1 0 0 1
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