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Gabon vs Comoros LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel, team news as Aubameyang misses AFCON 2022 clash – latest updates

GABON and Comoros clash tonight as the AFCON group stage rolls on at pace.

But Gabon talisman and Arsenal ex-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be playing no part this evening.

Aubameyang tested positive for Covid on arrival in Cameroon.

The news came just days after the Gabon forward was spotted partying with team-mates in Dubai.

Videos posted online revealed Aubameyang, 32, on a night out with Mario Lemina, 28, who has also tested positive for coronavirus.

  • TV channel/ live stream: Sky Sports Main Event, Football
  • Gabon XI: Amonome, Mboumini, Manga, Obiang, Boupendza, Palun, Allevinah, Kaku, Autchanga, Poko, Nouang
  • Comoros XI: Nadhoim, Kassim, Zahary, M’Changama, M’Dahoma, Abdullah, Youssouf, Youssouf, Mohamed, Bakari, Mohamed

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  • Half-time – Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    As we near the resumption, let’s remind ourselves how that first-half went down.

    The Comoros started well on their Afcon debut, before being hit on the counter-attack.

    Saint-Etienne forward Aaron Boupendza gave Gabon a 16th minute lead with a stonking finish against the run of play.

    The Comoros huffed and puffed for the rest of the half, but couldn’t quite create a concrete opening.

    But it’s all to play for as we get going again for the second-half.

  • Half-time – Gabon 1-0 Comoros – Pictures

    Here are some of the best pictures from that first-half of action in Yaounde, as the Comoros make their Afcon debut.

    Credit: Reuters
    Credit: Reuters
    Credit: AFP
  • Half-time – Gabon 1-0 Comoros – Statistics

    It’s actually the Comoros that have had more of the possession so far.

    The underdogs have had 54 per cent of the ball in that opening 45.

    They are yet to muster a shot on target, however, with their three efforts all missing the mark.

    Gabon, on the other hand, have had one shot on target which led to the goal – with a further two off target.

    Credit: AFP
  • Half-time – Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    It’s been a positive first 45 for the Afcon debutants but they have nothing to show for their efforts.

    Aaron Boupendza’s stonking effort in the 16th minute is the difference between the sides at the break.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    45+1. Andre Poko is crumpled in a heap.

    But I’m pretty certain he’s alright.

    Bizarrely there was no-one near him, but he’s smiling and seems okay.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    45. We are into two minutes of stoppage time at the end of this first-half.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros – Yellow Card

    45. Abdallah Kassim is booked on the stroke of half-time for a cynical foul.

    That was the first piece of quality dribbling from Gabon in a while.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    43. It’s really striking just how little Gabon have been able to get on the ball and dictate.

    Comoros are well on top here, as we approach the half-time break.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    40. Amonome is back up but still looking uncomfortable.

    Can Comoros test him before half-time…?

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    39. Gabon goalkeeper Jean Noel Amonome is now down with an apparent muscle injury.

    The referee initially appeared furious with him, seemingly threatening to book him, bizarrely.

    He then realised Amonome’s level of discomfort and waved the physios on.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    37. Boupendza now feels that he’s been elbowed and is receiving treatment.

    This stoppage has now become a mini drinks break, much to the irritation of the referee.

    Boupendza is now back up and our Kenyan referee gets us back underway.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    36. Boupendza flashes a dangerous looking delivery across Comoros’ penalty area.

    But none of his team-mates are anywhere in sight!

    The Saint-Etienne ace will be really disappointed that no one was up with him there.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    33. The game has gotten a little bitty.

    Neither team has been able to string together anything too coherent in the last few minutes.

    Can someone conjure some quality before half-time?

    Credit: Reuters
  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    31. It’s another promising crossing position for the Comoros…

    And another dreadful delivery by Abdallah Kassim.

    The underdogs still look full of belief in Yaounde, in a promising sign for their fans and neutral observers.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    28. Flipping heck!

    This was a celebration to remember from Boupendza.

    Still 1-0 in Yaounde.

    Credit: AFP
  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    26. Comoros win a free-kick in a good position around 25 yards from goal…

    But it is thumped disappointingly straight into the wall.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    24. The Comoros are struggling to get anything going since the goal.

    It really was against the run of play, but the underdogs will have to work hard to stabilise and avoid this game getting out of sight quickly.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    21. Here’s a look at those Aaron Boupendza celebrations

    For anyone that has tried to disrespect Afcon in the build-up to the tournament… just look what it means!

    Credit: AFP
  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    20. Gabon are feeling themselves now.

    Guelor Kanga smacks an ambitious effort towards goal from at least 30 yards.

    Unfortunately for him, however, it trundles tamely wide.

  • Gabon 1-0 Comoros

    17. Just as I was typing that Gabon have been distinctly under-par… they’ve taken the lead!

    Louis Autchanga latched onto a long ball, before slipping Aaron Boupendza in-behind.

    The Saint-Etienne forward then did the rest, rifling an effort high into the net beyond Ahamada Nadhoim.

  • Goal – 1-0 to Gabon!

    Aaron Boupendza gives Gabon the lead!

  • Gabon 0-0 Comoros

    13. The Comoros are giving their fans a performance to be proud of so far.

    But I’m not sure fans at home are enjoying the dull groan of these horns…

    Credit: Reuters
  • Gabon 0-0 Comoros – chance Comoros!

    11. The Comoros are all over Gabon here!

    The Panthers goalkeeper came flying out for a corner, never getting there.

    As he flapped helplessly through thin air the ball sailed to a green shirt.

    But unfortunately Comoros were unable to find a finish.

  • Gabon 0-0 Comoros

    9. The Comoros create another potential opening after good work by El-Fardou Mohamed…

    But the square ball has been missed altogether 16 yards from goal!

  • Gabon 0-0 Comoros

    7. The Comoros have tried to score a free-kick from the halfway line!

    The effort has sailed miles high and wide… perhaps that’s why they only scored four goals in qualifying…



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