Favourites Morocco make winning start at AFCON



Favourites Morocco make winning start at AFCON

Morocco underlined their status as pre-tournament favourites by beating 10-man Tanzania 3-0 to make a winning start to their Africa Cup of Nations campaign as Group F got underway at the Laurent Pokou Stadium on Wednesday.

Captain Romain Saiss scored a rare goal to put the World Cup semifinalists ahead at half-time with Azzedine Ounahi and Youssef En-Nesyri adding two more in the space of three second-half minutes to emphasise their dominance, especially after Tanzania had Novatus Miroshi sent off after a second caution.

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The convincing scoreline matched the three-goal victory for holders Senegal over the Gambia on Monday, reinforcing their status as the continent's top-ranked sides and the teams most fancied for success at the tournament in the Ivory Coast.

The Democratic Republic of Congo and their southern neighbour Zambia were playing later on Wednesday in the other Group F game in San Pedro.

Photo Credits: Morocco are Africa's top-ranked side but their sole Africa Cup of Nations title came on home soil back in 1976 / Getty Images
Keywords: Ivory Coast AFCON Africa Cup of Nations

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