The Comoros played this Saturday afternoon their first match of this June gathering against Lesotho, as part of the qualifiers for the 2023 African Cup of Nations. After a friendly match against Ethiopia at the end of March, this meeting was the premiere in official competition of the new coach Younes Zerdouk. The men of the Franco-Moroccan won at the omnisports stadium of Malouzini, in the capital Moroni (2-0).
Guingamp midfielder Youssouf M’Changama first opened the scoring on the hour mark (59th) before the break goal from Benjaloud Youssouf, defender of Berrichonne de Châteauroux (81st). The Cœlacanthes are provisionally first in Group H before the match against Côte d’Ivoire, host country of the future CAN, which will host Zambia at 9 p.m. at the Municipal stadium in its capital, Yamoussoukro.