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Morocco retain CHAN title with a 2-0 win over Mali

– – Morocco became the first team to successfully defend the African Nation Championship (CHAN) trophy with a 2-0 win over Mali in Cameroon. The Moroccans were made to work hard for their win and both of their goals came from second-half corners in front of around 6,700 fans at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde. Soufiane Bouftini headed home the first and that was followed up by another from Ayoub El Kaabi, who scored nine goals in 2018 to help Morocco win the title on home soil. To make…

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CHAN: Morocco and Mali to fight for the title

– – Sunday’s delayed 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) final between holders Morocco and Mali will see history made whoever lifts the trophy. While Morocco could become the first nation to successfully defend the title, after winning on home soil in 2018, Mali are seeking a first success in the tournament for players based in their own domestic leagues. “There is no team that has retained the CHAN title,” said Morocco coach Houcine Ammouta. “We want to become the first team to achieve this and we remain positive, taking one step…

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CHAN: Holders Morocco through to meet Mali in final

– – Morocco will defend their African Nations Championship (CHAN) title against Mali in Sunday’s final in Yaounde after the holders thrashed Cameroon 4-0 in Wednesday’s semi-final. The Moroccans were simply too good for the hosts, as a double from Soufiane Rahimi either side of goals from Soufiane Bouftini and Mohammed Ali Bemammer secured a comprehensive win. “It was a little difficult for us from the start, but things got better when we scored the first goal,” said Morocco coach Houcine Ammouta, whose side are the first to reach successive…

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