FÉDÉRATION COMORIENNE de FOOTBALL
President Said Ali Said Athouman
Affiliated to FIFA 2005
Affiliated to CAF 2003
The Comoros are relatively new members of COSAFA and made their debut in the 2008 tournament in South Africa, where they more than held their own despite going out in the first round. The island archipelago is also among the youngest members of the world football’s family and continue to develop as a footballing nation.
COMOROS COSAFA CUP HISTORY
The Comoros collected their first ever win in the COSAFA Cup after victory over Seychelles in the 2009 tournament in Zimbabwe, their second appearance at the regional showpiece.
They performed admirably in that event, also securing a draw against Botswana, but a 3-0 loss to Swaziland meant they bowed out in the first round.
It was an improvement on their first showing in 2008 when they lost all three games without scoring a goal. They did not compete between 2013 and 2017.
The team returned for the 2018 COSAFA Cup and although they took only one point from their three games, it was an improved showing.
The side drew 1-1 with Seychelles, before a 3-0 loss to Mozambique and a 1-0 reversal at the hands of Madagascar.
That would be the catalyst for a first ever knockout appearance in 2019 as they topped their three-team pool following the withdrawal of Angola after a win against Mauritius (2-1) and a draw with Eswatini (2-2).
That set up a quarterfinal with a powerful Zimbabwe side where they lost 2-0, before a defeat at the hands of Malawi in the Plate semifinals.
The steady improvement of the side has been perfectly illustrated in their qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the first time they will appear at the showpiece continental event.
They came second in a qualification group that also included winners Egypt, Kenya and Togo.
COSAFA CUP RESULT RECORD
|27-5-19||Durban||ESWATINI||2-2||Bacar, I. Youssouf|
|29-5-19||Durban||MAURITIUS||2-1||I. Youssouf, I. Soulaimana|