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Welcome to our live coverage of the last-16 encounter of the Africa Cup of Nations between Cameroon and Comoros at Paul Biya Stadium.
It appears the hosts’ manager Tony Conscio has a full squad to choose from, following a smooth cruise into the Copa Africa group stage.
This means Conceicao will have Vincent Abubakar, the competition’s leading scorer for this crucial match.
Comoros boss Amir Abdu, on the other hand, has a lot of trouble on his hands as many players are either injured or out of action due to COVID-19.
So much so that they are likely going into their first AFCON knockout match without a recognized goalie.
Moyadh Oseni and Ali Ahmada have tested positive for coronavirus, while Salim Ben Boina has been injured.
However, there have been reports that Ahmed tested negative on the morning of the game.
Altogether, a total of 12 players have been ruled out through COVID-19 and the same goes for the Comoros manager.
Abdu will be absent from the dugout as he also tested positive and will be replaced by his assistant Daniel Padovani.
Padovani even said that he has already selected an outfield player to score goals if needed.