So it finally happened the moment that everybody had been anxiously waiting for, after a colourful opening ceremony, the opening match of the African Nations Championship commenced.
A packed crowd turned up to support their respective teams, while it was a real treat for the home crowd, at the same time was a heartbreaker for the Mauritania fans.
The first 65 minutes of the match gave a good experience to the audience, as Mauritania should good resilience to the favourites and kept Morocco at bay, but after that it all fell apart and Morocco butchered Mauritania with 4 goals.
Ayoub el Kaabi – Morocco – 66 mins
Ismail el Haddad – Morocco – 72 mins
El Kaabi – Morocco – 80 mins
Bencharki – Morocco – 90+ mins
A dream day for Morocco at the office, apart from the sorrow caused by the death of the legendary player Hamid Hazzaz, Hamid 72 died a couple of hours before the tournament kickstarted.
Hamid was the part of 1970 World Cup squad of Morocco and also the part of the team, which won the only Africa Cup of Nations for the country.
Coming up Matches: