CHAN 2020: 🇲🇦Defending Champions stun cranes to keep title defense alive

Morocca staged a stunning comeback, after Uganda took an early lead

The Atlas Lions of Morocca, have stage a stunning comeback, to beat Uganda 5#2, as the Defending Champions book their place for the quarter finals of the CHAN.

The 2020 African Nations Championship ongoing in Cameroon, is entering it’s decisive phase, with six teams already confirming their quarter final tickets.

Defending Champions morocco, have escaped a scare from the cranes of Uganda, to keep their title defense alive.

The local Atlas lions went into the last round of games as group C leaders with four points from two games, needing just a draw against Johnathan McKinstry’s cranes, to sail through.

Ayoub El Kaabi and Co who had scored just one goal in the tournament before Tuesday’s game, saw their dreams of defending the title they won at home in 2018 being dashed out, when Ibrahim Orit put Uganda in front early in the game.

Top scorer of the 2018 edition, Ayouba El Kaabi, who doubles as the captain of the Moroccan side, leveled scores at the last minute of the first half from the penalty spot, to keep their hopes alive.

Early in the second half, Soufiane Rahimi increased tally for the Moroccans, before El Kaabi squandered a golden chance at the 63rd minute.

Hamza El Moussaoui virtually buried the game beyond Uganda’s reach, when he finished up a fast attacking move from the Atlas Lions at the 70th minute.

Soufiane Rahimi completed his brace at the 80th minute, before Abdelilah Hafidi wrote his name on the score sheets, as Morocco Marched on to the quarter finals, despite a late stunner from cranes wonderboy, Saidi Kyeyun.

Rwanda came from behind to eliminate Togo

In the other group C game, the Amavubi stars came from a goal down to overpowering Togo 3#2, thanks to goals from Olivier Niyonzima , Jacques Tuyisenge and Ernest Sugira, after Richard Nane and Bilali Akoro, had put Togo ahead.

Morocco and Rwanda therefore qualifies from group C, while Togo and Uganda joins, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Niger and Libyia, in the elimination chamber.


Afeseh Apong

Afeseh Apong is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, ASMAC, and is currently Team press officer of PWD Bamenda

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