Comoros winger Said Bakari expects the people of the small SADC member to go “crazy” if they reach the Total Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time.
“They went crazy after we beat Kenya last November, so I expect more of the same if we create history,” said the Netherlands-based winger. “It is a wonderful feeling representing a nation knowing that everyone – young and old, male and female – is willing you to succeed.”
The Comoros debuted competitively in 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifying and have improved consistently since suffering heavy home and away losses to Madagascar then.
Egypt and the Comoros have eight points each with two Group G match-days remaining between March 24 and 30, Kenya three, and Togo are out of the running with just one.
A draw will ensure the Comorans go to the 24-nation tournament in Cameroon next January, and even a loss would not prevent them qualifying unless Kenya beat Egypt in Nairobi.
In the unlikely event of Kenyan and Togolese victories, the two qualifiers will be decided early next week when Egypt host the Comoros and Kenya play in Togo.
Bakari is confident there will be no heartbreak for Comoran supporters: “Coach Amir (Abdou) has created a mentally strong and professional squad. We will make it.” – AFP