Tuesday 18 January 2022 - 5:51:31 pm

Morocco seal through to AFCON 2021's round of 16

  • المنتخب المغربي يضمن تأهله إلى ثمن نهائي كأس الأمم الإفريقية
  • المنتخب المغربي يضمن تأهله إلى ثمن نهائي كأس الأمم الإفريقية

YAOUNDE, 14th January, 2022 (WAM) -- Morocco are the second nation to book their place for AFCON 2021 round of 16 after Cameroon following their 2-0 win over Comoros this afternoon at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.

The Atlas lions have reached their first objective for this 33rd Africa Cup of nations which was to qualify to the knockout stage.

Amallah opened the scoring in the first half at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium and Aboukhlal added a second late on as the Atlas Lions made it two Group C wins out of two following a 1-0 victory over Ghana in their opening game, sealing their spot in the knockout stage.

In anther clash, striker Gabadinho Mhango scored a brace as Malawi came from behind to beat Zimbabwe 2-1 in an exciting TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations match played at the Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam on Friday. The COSAFA rivals were looking to salvage their campaign in Group B following defeats in their opening matches. The two sides went for each other in the opening minutes of the game with action at both ends of the pitch.

Senegal and Guinea played out a goalless draw in their Group B clash on Friday afternoon. Guinea looked in control for the majority of the first half and the best chance of the game fell to Morgan Guilavogui on the half hour, but his close-range shot was parried away by Seny Dieng.

In the meantime, Egypt, and Guinea Bissau tomorrow meet with the intention of winning only to revive their hopes. Guinea Bissau missed a late penalty to draw 0-0 with Sudan, while Egypt lost 1-0 to Nigeria, and Saturday's match became the last hope for reviving the journey for both of them.

In the same group, Nigeria and Sudan will meet on Saturday at Roumde Adjia Stadium. Nigeria's Super Eagles enter the match on top after defeating Egypt 1-0, while Sudan’s Jediane Falcons have one point from a goalless draw with Guinea-Bissau.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed