Ziyech-led Morocco frustrated by Cape Verde ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Hakim Ziyech Marruecos Qatar 2022Crédito: Getty
  • Ziyech and Hakimi started for Atlas Lions
  • Morocco and Bafana have qualified for Afcon finals
  • Bafana will be seeking vengeance

WHAT HAPPENED?: The two teams played to a 0-0 draw in an international friendly match played at Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in Morocco.

Coach Walid Regragui named a team that included international stars Achraf Hakimi and Hakim Ziyechi, who captained the North African giants.

However, the Blue Sharks were able to contain the much-fancied Atlas Lions in front of a packed stadium as the two sides played out a draw.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Morocco used the match as preparation for their 2023 Afcon qualifier against Bafana Bafana.

The Atlas Lions are placed at the top of the Group K standings - two points above second-placed Bafana, with both teams already qualifying for the finals.

Bafana will be looking to end their qualifying campaign with a win over Morocco, who are scheduled to face Liberia in their final Group K game in September. 

WHAT IS NEXT?: The encounter between Bafana and Morocco is set to take place at the iconic FNB Stadium.

Coach Hugo Broos' side will be looking to avenge the 2-1 defeat they suffered against the Atlas Lions in a Group K game played in Morocco in June last year.