2023 AFCON: Morocco Trash Tanzania
Morocco lived up to their status as one of the tournament’s favorites after trashing Tanzania 3-0in the Group F opener at the Stade Laurent Pokou.
The North Africans were dominant as they controlled the pace of the showdown against the Taifa Stars. The Atlas Lions took the lead after Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech’s free-kick was parried out by Salum Manula before it was tapped in by Morocco’s skipper Roman Saiss.
Things got worse for Tanzania when Novatus Miroshi was sent off with 20 minutes left before Azzedine Ounahi scored to double Morocco’s lead.
Youssef En-Nesyri converted Achraf Hakimi’s cross as they crapped up the victory.
The 2022 World Cup semifinalists are in the hunt for their first AFCON title in almost 50 years.
In the day’s encounter, DR Congo and Zambia settle for a 1-1 draw in Group F’s second game on Wednesday evening.
All four sides are back in action again on Sunday.