The 2021 African Nations Championship (AFCON) is going to exciting matches when it has just selected the 16 strongest teams. However, the first four pairs of matches in the round of 16 left a lot of laughter with a rain of red cards.
AFCON 2021 continues to bring laughter to the audience
The first elimination match was extremely interesting between the two teams Burkina Faso and Gabon. After 120 minutes of inconclusiveness, the two teams had to pull each other into a penalty shootout to determine the next person. Here, the Burkina Faso team was more brave when successfully executed the 7th series of shots and thereby directly saw off rival Gabo.
However, praise must also be given to the Gabon players when they had to play short of players from the 67th minute. The disastrous red card of midfielder Sidney Obissa made all the tactical calculations of the home team fall apart. But they still played extremely tenacious when pushing the match into a penalty shootout full of luck.
The Tunisian team created an earthquake at the tournament when defeating the more highly rated opponent, Nigeria. Youssef Msakni’s early second-half goal gave Tunisia the lead. However, the Blue Eagles were unable to correct the mistake with the silly red card of the substitute striker Alex Iwobi. The Everton player only had 7 minutes to play on the field and was given an early shower by the referee in the 66th minute.
The match between Guinee and Gambia was even more dramatic when both teams had to receive a red card. Within the last 6 minutes of the match, midfielder Ibrahima Conté on the Guinee side and striker Yusupha Njie on the Gambia side had to receive two consecutive yellow cards from the referee. The Gambia team were then the ones to move on with the only goal of the number 10 striker Musa Barrow.
The Comoros team was even more unlucky when they had to play without people from the 7th minute. The amateur ball of midfielder Jimmy Abdou made him immediately receive a red card. Although they played extremely resilient with only 10 men and had a goal to shorten the score in the 81st minute. But those efforts were not enough when the Cameroon team realized their advantage with 2 goals leading. before at the 29th and 70th minutes.
AFCON 2021 continues with the remaining matches in the round of 16. It is not known what surprises the next confrontations will bring, as the journey of this year’s tournament has left many fans laughing.
Breaking FIFA rules, the African team put the defender down as a goalkeeper and received a bitter result
Recently, the match between Cameroon vs. Comoros took place with the victory of the stronger team. But what is worth mentioning is the organization of this match.
Team Comoros brings this year’s AFCON tournament with 3 goalkeepers. However, the number 1 goalkeeper, Ben Boina, was injured and could not play.
At this time, the opportunity opens up with the remaining 2 goalkeepers. Things will not be that simple, because both of these two goalkeepers, Moyadh Ousseni and Ali Ahamada, tested positive for Covid-19 before the match against Cameroon.
In accordance with FIFA rules, the match will be postponed because the Comoros team does not have an official goalkeeper. But before the match, Ali Ahamada suddenly got a negative result, meaning that the match was still going on normally.
But once again, the health agency of the African Football Confederation suddenly changed the law overnight with a new rule, that Ali Ahamada was banned from the field because he had just recovered from Covid-19.
The organizers of AFCON 2021 made a fool of themselves when they asked the Comoros to still play as usual, but banned the only goalkeeper of this team from coming to the field. Things are more “ambiguous” when Cameroon is the host of the tournament.
So defender Chaker Alhadhur became a reluctant keeper during the 90 minutes of the match. In addition, Comoros soon lost people because of a direct red card from the 7th minute and had to accept a 1-2 loss to Cameroon.
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