Saturday Nov 14, 2020. 12:00
Comoros will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers when they host Kenya at Stade Omnisports de Malouzini in Moroni on Sunday.
Kick-off is at 6pm CAT.
The two teams squared off at the Moi International Sports Complex in Nairobi on Wednesday with Comoros claiming a valuable point on their travels in a 1-1 draw.
Youssef M’Changama fired the visitors in front before being sent off for a second bookable offence. Kenya pulled level after the interval through a Masoud Juma strike but failed to claim all three points despite playing the better part of the match with an extra man.
Harambee Stars head coach Jacob Mulee reserved special praise for Comoros in the aftermath and commended his team’s effort despite the result.
“I think the game went on as planned. Comoros is a good team that’s why they are leading the group however we were here to try and stop them,” said Mulee. “We created a lot of chances when they were one man down and I would just say we didn’t make good use of the chances we created.
“I am satisfied with the effort that the boys have put in. They are a solid team that has been together for close to eight years and were impressive.”
Les Coelacantes head coach Amir Abdou tweeted in the aftermath: “A draw away and one more step to reach our qualification goals. Many thanks for all your messages and your support.”
Comoros have never qualified for Africa’s premier competition but will head into Sunday’s match having accumulated five points at the halfway mark. The island nation held Egypt to a 0-0 draw in their most recent match in Moroni and know victory will be a huge step towards achieving their ambitions.
Kenya have yet to win a match having played to three successive draws in Group G, the most impressive of which came away to the Pharaohs in Alexandria last November.