Morocco book playoff berth

2014-01-20 21:50
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Cape Town - Morocco have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) at the expense of Uganda, following an impressive 3-1 victory in their Group B soccer encounter in Cape Town on Monday night.

The result meant Morocco ended as group winners, and Zimbabwe as runners-up after they overcame Burkina Faso in a simultaneous kick-off.

With 13 minutes to play, the Moroccans found their winner as replacement Iajour collected a half-cleared ball, brilliantly turned and buried into the bottom right corner. El Ouadi sprinted away through the middle in stoppage time to score and send his side through.

Results from the 2014 African Nations Championship on Monday:

Group B:
Zimbabwe 1 (Mambare, 56) Burkina Faso 0
Morocco 3 (Abdessamad 29, Iajour 77, El Ouadi 90+3) Uganda 1 (Sentamu 60)

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