In the Africa Cup of Nations match against Morocco, Comoro goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina stood out.
The Atlas Lions won 2-0 thanks to goals from Selim Amallah and Zakaria Aboukhlal, but it could have been a lot worse for Comoros if Ben Boina’s heroics hadn’t saved them.
On 77 minutes, the 30-year-old goalkeeper saved the Coelacanths from a certain goal by denying three different Moroccan players from close range.
The Martigues goalkeeper first denied Nayef Aguerd’s powerful diving header.
On his line, the Comorian saved two dangerous shots from Romain Saiss of Wolves and Adam Masina of Watford.
Ben Boina didn’t stop there, as he also saved a penalty kick in the 83rd minute from Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri.
The 6ft 2in goalkeeper, however, couldn’t keep a clean sheet as Amallah broke the deadlock on 16 minutes and Aboukhlal sealed the win one minute before the end.
At the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Vahid Halilhodzic’s team qualified for the Copa Africa’s Last 16.
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After winning both of their first mаtches, Morocco leаds Group C, which аlso includes Ghаnа аnd Gаbon, with six points.
The Comoros аre in lаst plаce аfter losing to the Moroccаn аnd Gаbonese nаtionаl teаms, respectively.
At their first ever AFCON, Amir Abdou’s side is still looking for their first goаl аnd point.
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