Gabon beat Africa Cup of Nations newbies Comoros to open their 2021 campaign with a hard earned narrow victory in Yaounde on Monday evening.
The Panthers defeated The Coelacanths 1-0 to go joint of the table with Morocco on three points each ahead of Ghana’s clash on Friday evening in the second round of games.
Gabon were the favourite going into the game and wasted no time to make their intentions clear against the Afcon new comers.
Gabon, also nicknamed The Brazilians created half chances early in the match and tested the opponent goalkeeper on several occasions.
Sixteen minutes into the game, Aaron Salem Boupendza scored from a tight angle with a wicked left-footed strike to make it 1-0 to Blue and Yellows.
Both teams had chances to score in the first half after the deadlock was broken but both set of goalkeepers were in a fine form to prevent another goal in the game.
After break, The Islanders upped their perf and took the game to the Gabonese creating some decent chances which they failed to convert.
Gabon also could have doubled their lead but failed to convert the few chances that came their way as it finished 1-0 to the Panthers.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH