MATCHS DU JOUR 5
Host nation Morocco made it three on three and emerged as group A winners with nine points from a possible nine. Morocco narrowly edged group contenders Senegal 1-0 on Friday to secure their qualification ticket into the quarter finals of the ongoing Women's Africa Cup of Nations.
It was a hard fought victory for the Moroccans who were held to a goalless draw in the first half by Senegal. Morocco had a lion's share of the possession as well as created most of the chances but wrong timing coupled with precipitation saw most chances squandered.
In the second half of the game Morocco continued pushing and a cross into the penalty zone was deflected by a Senegalese hand. After consulting the VAR, a penalty was awarded to Morocco.
Chebbak converted from twelve yards to put her side on the driving seat.
📹 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒: 🇲🇦 1-0 🇸🇳
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There was no turning back from there. Senegal could only manage the game to damage control as they showed little signs of getting an equalizer.
In the other group A game. Burkina Faso and Uganda shared the spoils in a four goals thriller. Both sides played for the gallery as the outcome of their game was insignificant. Senegal accompanied Morocco as best two sides from the group. Morocco finished with nine points, Senegal with six while Burkina Faso and Uganda both had a point each.
📹 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒: 🇧🇫 2-2 🇺🇬
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