2014 FIFA World Cup goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda has warned 2021 AFCON host Cameroon to be on guard against any surprises minnows Comoros could spring on them.
The tournament debutantes secured their place in the next stage after defeating four-time winners Ghana 3-2 on Tuesday evening and despite losing two of their opening group games – against Gabon and Morocco.
The 869,595-populated country advanced as one of the best ranked third-placed teams from the group stages finishing above Sierra Leone and Sudan.
After seeing the Black Stars fall to the minnows in such fashion, Dauda, who has been capped 26 times by Ghana, has warned the Indomitable Lions not to lower their guards against the Islanders.
“Though we can’t predict because we’ve seen a lot of surprises in this tournament. On paper, we know Cameroon will override them. Cameroon will be happy for this draw but, surprises can come at any time,” he told GTV Sports+ AFCON host Kwabena Yeboah.
Comoros is participating in the AFCON tournament for the first time in the country’s history and scored their first-ever goal at the competition against the Black Stars during last Tuesday’s clash in Garoua.
Cameroon reached the last 16 stage, having qualified as winners of Group A – a group that featured Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, and Ethiopia.