FINAL SCORE: Morocco 2-3 Zambia!
5 minutes of additional time
Mehdi Bourabia comes in for Mehdi Benatia
83' Oussama Idrissi comes in for En-Nesiry
Mbark Boussoufa booked in the 78' minute
75' Fayçal Fajr comes in for Younes Belhanda
Morocco 2-3 Zambia, goal scored in the 74th minute!
60' Yunis Abdelhamid comes in for Romain Saiss
Hakim Ziyech again levels up the score for Morocco from penalty spot 2-2
Second half changes:
Boussoufa for Boufal and Ait Bennasser for El Ahmadi
Zambia take the lead again, 1-2 vs Morocco
42' Achraf Hakimi booked
Hakim Ziyech levels up the score for Morocco against Zambia 1-1 in the 24th minute.
Zambia take the lead 0-1 against Morocco by Musonda
Match is underway!
Match: Morocco Vs Zambia
Kickoff: 16h30 GMT, 18h30 CET
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By Morocco World News
The friendly games are in preparation for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, which will take place in June.
Rabat – Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) announced that the Atlas Lions will play two friendly games with Zambia and Gambia, before the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN).
The games are in preparation for the African competition, which will take place in June in Egypt.
Morocco’s national football team will play the first friendly game against the Gambia on Wednesday, June 12 at the Grand stadium in Marrakech at 5:30 p.m. local time.
The second friendly game against Zambia will also take place on June 16 in Marrakech at 5:30 local time.
FRMF said that the national team will begin training sessions in the national center for football in Sale, Rabat’s twin city starting June 2.
FRMF added that the Atlas Lions will head to Egypt on June 18 to participate in the African tournament, which will start on June 21.
The Moroccan team qualified for the 2019 tournament after a spectacular performance during the qualifier games.
Several football experts are predicting the Atlas Lions to win this year’s title.
In April, Senegalese football legend El Hadji Diouf expressed hope that Senegal would win the tournament, but acknowledged the presence of strong teams, such as Morocco.
“I hope they win the title as there are many other good teams -Egypt will be at the forefront with Morocco and Nigeria.”
The head coach of the Nigerian football team, Gernot Rohr, also placed Morocco among his favorites to win along with Egypt.
The most recent statement came from the manager of Cameroonian football team, Clarence Seedorf, who said that Morocco are one of the favorites to win the CAN otherwise known as AFCON.
“Ending up with the same points as Morocco, who are one of the favorites to win the AFCON, with only two goals difference says a lot about how we performed and prepared for the other games.”
@TheAtlasLions of #Morocco will play these friendlies in #Marrakesh ahead of #AFCON2019:
#Morocco 🆚 @GambiaFootball : Wed Jun 12th at 17h30 GMT+1
#Morocco 🆚 @zambianfootball : Sun Jun 16th at 17h30 GMT+1
(Lusaka Times) Chipolopolo has secured two high profile friendly matches for this June.
Zambia will play both dates away against Morocco and defending AFCON champions Cameroon in the two side’s pre-tournament preparations.
FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala said the friendly’s will be played during a week-long camp at the invitation of Morocco.
“The Royal Moroccan Football Federation will host the Chipolopolo boys from June 6 – 17 and stage an international friendly match on June 16 against the Herve Renard drilled side,” Kashala said.
“During the same camp, Zambia will face Cameroon on June 9, 2019 in Madrid with another international friendly match against Gambia on the cards set for June 12, 2019.”
The development will see Zambia’s A side assembled for the trip while the home-based team will be away in South Africa to participate in the COSAFA Cup Durban is hosting from May 25 to June 8.
However,FAZ has yet to disclose who will be in charge of the friendly trip with interim coach Aggrey Chiyangi already overseeing COSAFA Cup camp over the last fortnight.