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Comoros appoint Athoumane as new federation president

The Comoros Football Federation have appointed Said Ali Said Athoumane as their new president, following an election on Saturday.

Athoumane is the long-term successor to Omar Hassanaly, who was holding the role in an interim capacity since November 2017 when Tourqui Salim resigned.

Salim, considered the father of Comoran football since his appointment, left the federation in internal turmoil amidst allegations of match fixing.

According to Alwatwan, Athoumane was elected after taking 40 votes from...

Comoros eye Nations Cup on the back of European recruitment

With the kick off of the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers just weeks away, one of Africa's newest footballing countries are confident they can make a breakthrough and qualify for the finals for the first time.

The Comoros Islands, who only became a member of the Confederation of African Football some 12 years ago, have set their sights on reaching the finals in Cameroon after they disposed of Mauritius in the qualifying round in March.

Coach Amir Abdou has been cleverly growing the size and competency...