Cosafa Side Comoros Qualify for First Ever Africa Cup of Nations

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The Comoros are a group of islands at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the southeast African mainland, about 180 miles (290 km) off the eastern coast of Africa.

Comoros, a group of small islands located at the northern end of Mozambique has secured their place in Cameroon next year.

The Cosafa Side Comoros qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the first time after a goalless 90 minutes with Togolese national team on Thursday. The draw means the Cosafa Side were unbeaten so far in the qualifiers.

The draw against Togo advanced Comoros to nine points from five matches, and secured a place in AFCON 2022.

Qualifying for the continent tournament comes as a great achievement for the small island nation.

Comoros now moved above Egypt, who have eight points, and Kenya who have three points ahead. And these two sides will be meeting later on Thursday in Nairobi.

Although Kenya can still attain nine points with two games left to complete the group matches, Comoros have a better head-to-head record in the two matches between the two countries.

Togo had already been knocked out of the competition and travelled to Comoros, leaving almost all of their foreign-based regulars behind.

Comoros has a population of about 900,000, started playing in competitive football matches in 2006 and has since been improving, becoming more stronger in recent years as they draw more players into their team from the Comorian community in France.

Comoros is about 290 km off the eastern coast of Africa. And are the eighth country to book their place at the finals in Cameroon next January, joining the hosts, holders Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Tunisia.

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