Morocco Off to Winning Start at AWCON

by | Jul 3, 2022

Morocco’s captain Ghizlane Chebback scored a first-half winner as the hosts defeated debutants Burkina Faso 1-0 in their Group A clash at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Rabat on Saturday, 2 July 2022.

Both teams put on an entertaining show, though it was the home side who dominated proceedings and should have won by a greater margin.

Burkina Faso’s game-plan was clear, to try and soak up the Moroccan pressure and the use their pace to hit the home side on the break.

The breakthrough for Morocco came just before the half-hour mark as Chebback squeezed a free-kick in at the near post from the edge of the box.

Morocco almost made it 2-0 when Elchad Nesryne had a header from a corner cleared off the line by Wende Nako, as they dominated both the possession and the territory stats.

The home side had a huge scare with 15 minutes remaining as goalkeeper Khadija Er-Rmichi had to make a double save from Burkina Faso’s Limata Nikiema and Aicha Milllogo, who both seemed destined to score.

 

Results: 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, 2 July

Morocco 1-0 Burkina Faso

 

Fixtures: 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, 3 July

17h00: Senegal vs Uganda

19h00: Cameroon vs Zambia

22h00: Tunisia vs Togo

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Morocco’s captain Ghizlane Chebback scored a first-half winner as the hosts defeated debutants Burkina Faso 1-0 in their Group A clash at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Rabat on Saturday, 2 July 2022. Photo: CAFWomen (Twitter)

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