In their opening group game of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco showcased their prowess with a commanding 3-0 victory over Tanzania. A standout moment came from Marseille’s Azzedine Ounahi, securing a comfortable win for Morocco, who entered the tournament as early favorites after reaching the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup.
The match started in a relatively timid fashion, but after the first water break, Morocco’s stars, led by the exceptional Hakim Ziyech, began to shine. Romain Saiss smashed home a rebound from Ziyech’s fierce free-kick, setting the tone for a dominant performance.
Tanzania faced a tough task, further compounded when Novatus Miroshi received a red card in the second half. As Morocco played like a side that had recently reached the World Cup semi-final, late goals from Azzedine Ounahi and Youssef En-Nesyri sealed the victory.
The Atlas Lions’ successful start to the tournament reaffirmed their status as contenders, with Hakim Ziyech earning the Player of the Match accolade for his outstanding performance. Morocco’s next challenge will be against DR Congo, and their convincing display in this match has undoubtedly caught the attention of their rivals in the Africa Cup of Nations.