Comoros lose both goalkeepers as Covid sweeps through squad

22/1/2022 8:57:00 PM

Comoros lose both goalkeepers as Covid sweeps through squad

Comoros lose both goalkeepers as Covid sweeps through squad

MORONI: The Comoros, the surprise package of the Africa Cup of Nations, are struggling to put a team together for their last-16 tie against host nation Cameroon after 12 players and management tested postive for COVID-19, their federation announced Saturday (Jan 22). The 12 positive tests include both

MORONI: The Comoros, the surprise package of the Africa Cup of Nations, are struggling to put a team together for their last-16 tie against host nation Cameroon after 12 players and management tested postive for COVID-19, their federation announced Saturday (Jan 22).

The 12 positive tests include both of the Coelacanths' fit goalkeepers, with the third goalkeeper, Salim Ben Boina already injured. Comoros are due to face Cameroon on Monday."The Coelacanths affected by Covid...include coach Amir Abdou, our only two goalkeepers, Moyadh Ousseini and Ali Ahamada," the federation tweeted two days before an historic match for the Comoros who qualified for the last 16 in their first appearance at the tournament.

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The 12 positive tests include both of the Coelacanths' fit goalkeepers, with the third goalkeeper, Salim Ben Boina already injured. Comoros are due to face Cameroon on Monday. “So to put things into perspective, our children in this age group in fact are starting to form the majority of cases that are admitted into hospitals for care. "The Coelacanths affected by Covid. Ministers have said previously said that some measures, such as the need to wear a mask on public transport or in shops, are likely to remain in place beyond the ending of the restrictions put in place late last year when the Omicron wave struck.. “Although Omicron is said to affect the upper airways more than the low airways in infected people, with the lower rates of pneumonia setting in, children are very sensitive to inflammation in the upper airways and this can cause wheezing and restlessness,” said Assoc Prof Mak...

include coach Amir Abdou, our only two goalkeepers, Moyadh Ousseini and Ali Ahamada," the federation tweeted two days before an historic match for the Comoros who qualified for the last 16 in their first appearance at the tournament. But thankfully, they do not require long hospital stays or ICU care. Irish business groups urged the government to move swiftly. In a video posted on the account, general manager El Hadad Hamidi also named five outfield players who have tested positive: midfielders Nakibou Aboubakari, Yacine Bourhane, striker Mohamed M'Changama and defenders Kassim Abdallah and Alexis Souahy. With no goalkeepers currently available for the tie, the Comoros are in serious trouble. “The situation is compounded by the increase in numbers of children with non-COVID-19-related community respiratory infections who may also require hospital care,” he said, adding that these children need additional isolation and testing at the start to determine if they have COVID-19. Confederation of African Football rules for the tournament dictate that teams must play games as long as at least 11 players test negative for the coronavirus. Nightclubs opened their doors for the first time in 19 months in October only to be shut again six weeks later. If no goalkeeper is available, an outfield player has to stand in. There were 312 new cases involving children below the age of 12 on Thursday, more than double the 120 cases reported the week before on Jan 13, he said. Organisers this week cancelled public ticket sales after the Chinese capital logged its first domestic Omicron outbreak.

"We are trying to do everything in our power to find alternative solutions" but"without the coach, without major players and especially without our only two goalkeepers who remained, the situation is quite complicated", admitted Hamidi. The Comoros, representing a tiny island nation off the south-east coast of Africa, snatched their qualification to everyone's surprise by beating Ghana 3-2 and advancing as one of the best third-placed sides. 4 CHILDREN WITH SEVERE INFECTIONS Providing more figures, Assoc Prof Mak said that of the 14,380 children under the age of 12 who were infected with COVID-19 between Oct 21 last year and Jan 16 this year, four of them - or 0. Source: AFP .