March 26, 2023

Comoros coach Younes Zerdouk unveiled on Wednesday his list of 24 players selected to face Côte d’Ivoire on March 24 (Bouaké) and March 28 (Moroni) on the occasion of the 3rd and 4th days of the CAN qualifiers. 2023.

This list is marked by the first summons of two reinforcements: on the one hand, the striker Rafiki Saïd (23 years old), author of two goals this season in Ligue 2 with Nîmes, on the other hand, the left side of Lens , Ismael Boura (22 years old). Problem: an imbroglio surrounds the case of the native of Mayotte, obviously in no hurry to join the Coelacanths. “I did not give my consent. I learned it like everyone else on social networks“, affirmed the Blood and Gold on the airwaves of Mayotte The 1time. “I prefer to concentrate, with my club, on the end of the season. It’s been a while since we met, we talked together, but for the moment, I repeat, the priority is my club, after the door is not closed.” It remains to be seen how things will evolve after this episode…

El Fardou Ben Mohamed withdraws

For the rest, the headliners Salim Ben Boina, Ali Ahamada, Fouad Bachirou, Youssouf Mchangama, and Faïz Selemani will be there, unlike El Fardou Ben Mohamed, who finally forfeited and was replaced by Ali M’Madi. Faïz Mattoir and Nasser Chamed are also out through injury. Shaker Alhadhur, unfortunate hero from 8e of the CAN 2021 final against Cameroon (1-2), was not called up because of his white season with AC Ajaccio.

Winners of Lesotho (2-0) then beaten by Zambia (2-1), the Comorians occupy the 3e place in their qualifying group, tied with the Chipolopolo and one length behind ivorian leader.

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