Elidlala kwi-Afcon nengwadla kanozinti

Dylan Bettencourt

I-Comoros ibijabulele iphupho lokuqala lokungena kwi-Afcon, kodwa lelo phupho kungenzeka lishabalale maduze uma bephoqeleka ukuthi badlale ngaphandle kukanozinti wabo.

I-Comoros ibhekene nenselelo enzima yokubhekana nabazosingatha lemidlalo kanye nompetha be-Cameroon abanqobe izikhathi ezinhlanu emidlalweni wabo wokuqala ngqa emidlalweni engu-16, futhi sekukhona abangu-12 abatholakale bene-Covid-19.

Kubantu abahlanu abatholakale benegciwane kubalwa nezikhulu. Kanti kubadlali abayisikhombisa kubalwa onozinti babo ababili abasele nonozinti wabo wokuqala, uSalim Ben Boina, osamile ngenxa yokulimala.

Umphathi we-Comoros u-Amir Abdou naye uthole i-Covid-19 futhi ngeke abe sebhentshini ukuze aqondise iqembu lakhe njengoba bezobhekana ne-Cameroon ngoMsombuluko ebusuku.

“Sizokwenza konke okusemandleni ethu ukuthola isisombululo. Umqeqeshi nonozinti obekufanelekile ukuthi babe khona baphumile ngenxa yaleli gciwane. Ngakho-ke isimo sinzima impela,” kusho umphathi jikelele u-El Hadad.

I-Confederation of African Football (CAF) yamemezela ngaphambi kukoba kuqale i-Afcon ukuthi imidlalo izoqhubeka yize kukhona abatheleleke nge-Covid-19. Isigungu esilawulayo siphinde sakhipha isinqumo sokuthi uma nje iqembu linabadlali abangu-11, umdlalo uzoqhubeka.

“Uma kwenzeka engekho unozinti, omunye umdlali weqembu kumele avale isikhala sikanozinti, inqobo nje uma isibalo sabadlali abakhona bengu-11,” kusho isitatimende se-CAF.

Kodwa-ke, isigungu esilawulayo  sinqume ukuthi kuzokwenziwa okuhlukile uma kunezimo ezibucayi. I-Comoros izobe inethemba lokuthi unozinti wayo olimele ngenxa yokushayisana no-Andrew wase-Ghana uzokwazi ukuba unozinti. 

U-Ayew ngoLwesithathu ukhishwe ngekhadi elibomvu, okuyisizathu esanele sokuhlukile.

I-Comoros, ehleli endaweni ka-132 emhlabeni, isikhombise ukuzimisela okukhulu ngemuva kokukhipha i-Ghana yayiguqisa ngo 3-2.

Bangase baphinde bashaqise umhlaba uma bengakhipha laba abazosingatha lemidlalo bese bedlulela kuma-quarterfinal.

I-Cameroon ingena emdlalweni idlala kahle kakhulu, ayikaze ihlulwe kweyamaqoqo, kanti umgadli wayo uVincent Aboubakar ushaye amagoli amahlanu emidlalweni emithathu yokuqala.

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