Comoros have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time in their history. Their qualification came after they picked up a point in a 0-0 draw with Togo at home on Thursday. The final whistle drew wild celebrations in the stadium, with the players and coaches hugging, jumping and dancing. This was as the reality of playing at Africa’s biggest competition dawned on them. The result in Moroni sees Comoros move to nine points ahead of their final match against Egypt and this means the worst they can finish is second spot. The islanders’ four points each against both Kenya and Togo coupled with the point at home against Egypt have seen them clinch a ticket to Cameroon. Togo on the other hand have seen their qualification hopes dashed as they are bottom with just two points. Egypt won the remaining qualification slot after picking a point against Kenya in the other group match in Nairobi.
Comoros breaks record with 1st AFCON Qualification