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AFCON: Ghana Crash out after Surprise Loss to Comoros

Four-time African heroes Ghana have been wiped out from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after a shock 3-2 loss to Comoros on the last day of gathering C installations.

El Fardou Ben Mohamed scored Comoros' very first objective at the mainland competition before Ahmed Mogni added a second past the hour-mark for the debutants on Tuesday.

Objectives from Richmond Boakye and Alexander Djiku evened out the game up for Ghana, however, Mogni snatched a champ for the island country with five minutes remaining.

It is the initial time in their set of experiences that Ghana has neglected to succeed somewhere around one gathering match having made 22 past visits to the competition, their goal not helped in Garoua by playing for 65 minutes with 10 men after an unforgiving early red card for lead striker Andrey Ayew.

Ghana was last unloaded out in the gathering stage in 2006.

Its crew of players from top clubs was set in opposition to a Comoros group whose two-objective legend Mogni plays in the third division in France.

Morocco beat the gathering after a 2-2 draw with Gabon in another throbbing game on Tuesday.

Morocco, which had as of now qualified, two times fought against eminent loss and grabbed a point with a twisting free-kick from Paris Saint-Germain's Achraf Hakimi with six minutes to go.

Morocco's forward Sofiane Boufal (second L) commends scoring his group's first objective during the Group C Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match among Gabon and Morocco at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on January 18, 2022. (Photograph by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP)Morocco won the gathering after a 2-2 draw with Gabon in another throbbing game [Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP]

Gabon was feeling the loss of its three best players - chief Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and midfielder Mario Lemina sent back to their clubs for additional clinical trials in the wake of experiencing the eventual outcomes of COVID-19 while forward Denis Bouanga was among another gathering of players to test good for the Covid.

Gabon actually progressed second in the gathering and Comoros gets an opportunity to continue on to the knockout stages as one of the most outstanding third-place groups and truly compose a fantasy in its first significant competition.

Prior, Senegal completed Group B with a 0-0 draw with Malawi. Zimbabwe, which had effectively been dispensed with, gave one more amazement by disturbing Guinea 2-1 in the other Group B game.

In spite of the misfortune, Guinea additionally progressed behind bunch victor Senegal with those two groups taking the programmed qualifying places true to form however not in the way predicted.


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