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Preview: Morocco take on tricky Namibia in opening Group D fixture

Preview: Morocco take on tricky Namibia in opening Group D fixture

The Atlas Lions of Morocco begin their quest for a second title as they take on Namibia in a Group D encounter at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo.

Herve Renard is on track to win a third Afcon trophy which he previously won with Zambia and Ivory Coast in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

On the other hand, Ricardo Mannetti will be tasked with earning qualification from the group stage for the first time in Namibia’s history.

Head to Head

Morocco have won all their last three meetings with Namibia scoring 9 goals and conceding only twice. The odds are in their favour for a fourth win.

Their only Afcon meeting was in 2008 when Morocco ran out 5-1 winners in the group stages.

Key Players

Ajax Amsterdam attacker Hakim Ziyech will be among the key Players for Morocco and has the ability to score from any angle. He will definitely be the player to look out for

For Namibia, it’s their main man Peter Shalulile who stood out in the qualifiers with 2 goals for Namibia.

The match kicks off at 16:30 CAT/17:30 EAT.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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