Prime News Ghana

AFCON 2023: Morocco cruise to victory over 10-man Tanzania

By primenewsghana
facebook sharing button Share
twitter sharing button Tweet
email sharing button Email
sharethis sharing button Share

In a tournament where minnows have shone so far Morocco brushed off any ideas of another upset with a commanding performance against a struggling Tanzanian side, running out 3-0 winners in their opening game.

On a hot and humid evening, the game started in a relatively timid fashion which will have pleased Tanzanian manager Adel Amrouche. However, refreshed after the first water break Morocco’s stars began to shine as a fierce Hakim Ziyech free kick fell to Romain Saiss who smashed home the rebound.

The Atlas Lions then only grew in confidence and began playing like a side who had reached the World-Cup semi-final just over a year ago. After Tanzania found themselves down to ten men following another reckless challenge from Novatus Miroshi the game became a no-contest.

Ziyech continued to show his quality as late goals from Azzedine Ounahi and Youssef En-Nesyri capped off a dominant performance by one of the tournament favourites, who will have no doubt caught the eyes of rivals with their display.

Tanzania on the other hand will be wondering what they can do to get anything from this group.