Morocco won against Sudan by the score of 2 goals to 0, Thursday evening at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex in Rabat, in a match counting for the 1st day (group I) of the African qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup. 2022.
Nayef Aguerd opened the scoring for the Atlas Lions in the 10th minute before Mohammed Abuaagla Abdalla scored on his own side (54th) as he tried to deflect a shot from Morocco international Ilias Chair.
Nayef Aguerd came back in the 18 th minute with a shot that didn’t reach the net, before teammate Ryan Mmae missed a cross shot which passed close to goalkeeper Aboeshren Ali Abdalla.
In the first period, largely dominated by the National Eleven, Vahid Halilhodzic’s men opted for building attacks from the defense line and midfield to surprise their opponent from the day who remained in his defensive position. despite Nayef Aguerd’s early goal.
Protected by French coach Hubert Velud remained on their guard in an attempt to close the passages against the national elements who used short, deep passes to dismantle the Sudanese defense.
From the start of the second half, Sudan was more offensive to try to close the gap, but its attempts did not lead to a Yassine Bounou right in his boots to put an end to the rare occasions of the “Falcons of Jediane”.
Thanks to this victory, Morocco won 3 precious points and found itself at the top of Group I, after the draw between Guinea and Guinea Bissau (1-1) in the match played Wednesday.
For the second day, the national team will face its Guinean counterpart at the Lasana Conté stadium, in Conakry, on September 6 (5:00 p.m.).
Group I includes, alongside Morocco, Sudan and Guinea, Guinea Bissau who will face the Atlas Lions in the 3rd and 4th days.