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Cote d’Ivoire Beat Comoros to Reclaim Group H Lead

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Cote d’Ivoire reclaimed top spot of Group H after beating Comoros 3-1 at home in Bouake on Friday in their 2023 AFCON qualifying game.

The result relegates Zambia to second place who took the overnight lead following a 3-1 home win over Lesotho in Ndola.

Chipolopolo are a point behind The Elephants ahead of Sunday’s final leg doubleheader date against Lesotho at Dobsonville Stadium in Johannesburg.

Christian Kouame Sebastien Haller and Jean-Philippe Krasso scored in the 29th, 61st and 89th minutes respectively.

Ibroihim Youssouf scored Comoros consolation goal three minute deep into the stoppage time of the 90 minutes played.

Cote d’Ivoire have 7 points, Zambia have 6 Comoros stay put on 3 points while Lesotho are bottom with three rounds of matches left to play.

While 2023 AFCON hosts Cote d’Ivoire are playing the matches as friendlies, their results count to the final classification for the other three Group H teams.

One of the three must either win the group or if Cote d’Ivoire finish top of Group H then the second place finish will qualify.

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