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Morocco beat Nigeria off the road and is close to winning the continental title

Morocco beat Nigeria off the road and is close to winning the continental title

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The Moroccan women’s football team snatched the visa to qualify for the final of the African Nations Cup in the Kingdom, after its victory on Monday evening in Rabat and a penalty shootout over its long-standing Nigerian counterpart in the tournament, which has won the title 11 times from 13 editions since its inception in 1991. The “Atlas lionesses” face In the final, their counterparts in the South African team, after beating Zambia with a clean goal.

has become Morocco women’s national football team A step away from achieving an unprecedented achievement after reaching the final of the African Nations Cup, which it is hosting on its soil, by stripping Nigeria of the title by defeating it 5-4 on penalties.

The match ended 1-1 in regular and overtime.

The “Lionesses of the Atlas” benefited from the ground workers (Rabat) and the public (more than 45 thousand spectators) to the fullest, to make a surprise against the Nigerian team, the long-standing player in the competition, after winning the title 11 times in 13 editions since its launch in 1991.

The “Excellent Eagles” team advanced first through Levante player Yasmine Lamrabet by mistake in her country’s net (62), and Sanaa Al-Masoudi equalized after four minutes. French coach Reynald Pedros’ team failed to take advantage of the numerical superiority after the expulsion of Nigerians Halimatu Allende (48) and Rashida Ajibadi (71).

In the penalty shootout, goalkeeper Khadija Al-Rumaichi shone remarkably by blocking a shot, and then Tottenham Hotspur’s Rosella Al-Ayyan succeeded in executing her kick successfully, unleashing thousands of Moroccans for their celebrations.

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Regarding the final match, the “qualification champion” Al-Rumaichi said, “The final matches are won and not played, and the South African team is at a good level. The match will be between two strong teams, and we will defend our chances and we will play it as all matches with high concentration in order to keep the cup in Morocco.”

In the final, the women of Morocco will face their counterparts in the South African team, after they defeated Zambia 1-0.

FRANCE 24/AFP