The Moroccan national under-17 team was defeated by Senegal, in the African Cup of Nations final, with two goals to one, in the match that was played on the grounds of Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algeria, on Friday evening.
The Moroccan national team continued its superiority at the beginning of the second half, continuing its progress, as the national team missed an opportunity to add the second goal in the 54th minute of the match.
As the match approached its end, the Senegalese national team pressed hard on Taha Bengozel’s goal, but the Moroccan national team continued its steadfastness without the opponent being able to score.
With the passage of minutes and the pressure of the opponent continued, the Senegalese national team got a penalty kick after returning to the mouse, after touching the ball to the hand of defender Abdelhamid Ait Boudlal, the opponent translated it into a equalizing goal in the 80th minute of the match.
Three minutes after the equalizing goal, the Senegalese national team scored its second goal in the 83rd minute of the match, to turn the match around and return after a delay of more than 80 minutes.
The Senegalese team became the winner of the cup in this final, the ninth team to win the title, after Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria.-
The Moroccan national team, during its participation in the African Cup of Nations, never reached the final match, and settled for fourth place in the 2013 tournament and bid farewell to the competition from the first round in the 2019 tournament.-
And the Moroccan national team for under 17 years finished its first half, leading 1-0 against Senegal, in the final of the African Cup of Nations, which is being played on the grounds of Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algeria.
The Moroccan national team appeared strongly since the start of the match, as defender Abdel Hamid Ait Boudlal scored the first goal for the Cubs team against Senegal within the 14th minute of the first half.
And the Moroccan national team continued its pressure throughout the first half of the match, as the Cubs managed to completely control the field, at a time when the national team goalkeeper, Benguzel, remained almost at rest, except for two attempts that did not pose a threat to the goal, one of which was a free kick at the end of the first round.
Saeed Shaybah relied on the following squad in the final: Benguezil, Koattin, Bouvendar, Ait Boudlal, Shakir, Chalagmo, Maali, Wazzan, Bakhti, Al-Nayer, Al-Hamouni.
Coach Saeed Shaybah’s cubs marked a more than wonderful performance since the start of the continental competition, as they topped their group in the group stage by defeating two strong teams, South Africa (2-0) and Nigeria (1-0), and a defeat against Zambia, before they entered the challenge match against The Algerian team won it by 3 goals.