Morocco players celebrate one of their two goals against Comoros Islands on Friday (Credit: CAF Media)
  • Tuesday January 25
  • Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaounde 10pm

With the trend of results so far in the competition, Morocco can’t take Malawi for a ride when the two meet on the round of 16 of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.

Morocco topped their group with 7 points after beating Ghana 1-0, drawing 2-2 with Gabon and overcoming Comoros with a 2-0 victory.

On the other hand, Malawi in their third appearance at the Afcon finals beat neighbours Zimbabwe 2-1, held Senegal to a goalless draw and only lost 1-0 to Guinea.

What they said

Vahid Halilhodzic (Coach, Morocco)

“The players are aware that they must have a combative attitude. The competition has shown here that there are no favorites. Everyone can move forward. We will enter this game with maximum concentration. Fortunately, our players are ready to give their contribution. We came here to win, and our hope is to qualify. I am happy because this is a generation that in a few years will make history. They have the potential to move on”.

Mario Marinica (Coach, Malawi)

“We have prepared for this game as we have done in previous games. We are organized and we will take the field with full determination. We continue to work together. Defensively Malawi is a strong team with very good players. We will try to play the best way. We have faced all difficulties with hard work and confidence.”

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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