Where is Comoros located? Map and population of East Africa country as football team play Cameroon at AFCON

Ghana suffered a shock defeat to the islands of Comoros in Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday

Comoros made their debut at the Africa Cup of Nations with their opening fixture against Gabon last week.

The East Africans were beaten by Gabon and Morocco in their first two fixtures - failing to score in either match.

However, Tuesday’s clash with Ghana saw El Fardou Ben Nabouhane score their first ever AFCON goal before they went on to beat Ghana 3-2 thanks to a brace from Ahmed Mogni - knocking Ghana out of the competition.

Comoros will now have to wait to see if they can progress as one of the four best-ranked third-placed sides, however their win over Ghana will go down as one of the biggest shocks in Nations Cup history.

Where is Comoros?

Comoros’ football team is relatively unknown as the 132nd ranked side in the world right now.

Comoros is an independent state comprising three of the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of East Africa.

It shares maritime borders with Madagascar and Mayotte to the southeast, Tanzania to the northwest, Mozambique to the west and the Seychelles to the northeast.

Population of Comoros

As of 2022, the population of Comoros is an estimated 869,601 - according to worldometer.

Moroni is the largest city in Comoros and the capital of the semi-autonomous island of Ngazidja - the largest of the three main islands.

The current population of Moroni is less than 50,000.

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