The Panthers of Gabon made en encouraging start to the Africa Cup of nations (AFCON 2021) with a narrow but important 1-0 win over Comoros on Monday evening.
Both Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and OGC Nice star Mario Lemina were ruled out of this game as they contracted Covid-19 fews days ago.
Patrice was then compelled to do with Aaron Boupendza, Denis Bouanga and others in his frontline. And his choices paid off as Al-Arrabi goal pocher Boupendzaa stole the show.
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He scored from a complicated left angle in the 16th minute on a powerful left-footed strike to give the lead and the win to his nation as nothing change until the end of the game.
Amir Abdou’s men did their best to come back in the game but Gabon’s defensive line denied them and proved all their efforts futile.
Gabon are now on top of Group C ahead of Morocco (3 points each) and will face off with the Black Stars of Ghana on matchday 2 next Friday.