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May 26, 2022

AFCON 2021: Morocco joins Cameroon in the round of 16

By Brian Aheebwa
Action between Morocco and Comoros | CAF Image

Following their 2-0 win over debutants Comoros at Stade Amadou Ahidjo on Friday, Morocco are through to the round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Atlas Lions who were winning their second game in Group C, join hosts Cameroon who booked their slot in the knockout stage on Thursday following their 4-1 win over Ethiopia in Group A.

Sellim Amallah and substitute Zakaria Aboukhlal netted for the North Africans in the 16th and 89th minute.

It should have ended 3-0 but Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri who also came off the bench missed a penalty in the 83rd minute.

The 1976 champions have now accumulated six points and are top of Group C after two games.

They will be looking forward to finishing at the summit with maximum points when they take on Gabon in their final group game on Tuesday, January 18.

On the other hand, Comoros could be headed back home given that they are at the base with no point and will face Ghana the same day.

How both teams lined up

Morocco: Yassine Bounou (GK), Achraf Hakimi, Adam Masina, Sofyan Amrabat, Nayeff Aguero, Ghanem Saiss ©, Imran Louza, Ayoub El Kaabi, Selim Amallah, Sofiane Boufal, Tarik Tissoudali

Comoros: Boina Boina (GK), Nadjim Abdou ©, Faiz Selemani, Fouad Bachirou, Youssouf M’ Changama, Kassim M’Dahoma, Raffidine Abdullah, Ben Djaloud Youssouf, Mohamed, Baki Youssouf, El-Farou Ben Mohamed, Said Bakari

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