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Morocco pip Botswana to succeed in first-ever WAFCON semi-finals

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Morocco pip Botswana to succeed in first-ever WAFCON semi-finals

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Morocco ladies team

Hosts Morocco improved on Wednesday in Rabat to their first-ever semi-finals in Ladies’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) historical previous after overcoming a thrilling Botswana side 2-1. The victory also ensured that the Atlas Lionesses secured the nation’s maiden screech on the Ladies’s World Cup.

They qualified for next year’s competitors in Australia and Contemporary Zealand following the quarter-final victory in Rabat. The bewitch of the Maghrebians over the Mares became deserved despite the indisputable truth that the crowd buoyed the dwelling side with vociferous give a enhance to at Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium.

Playmaker Fatima Tagnaout became the toast of the fans as she role up both objectives to make determined that that her side claimed the critical bewitch that place the side in the historical previous books.

The hosts raced into the lead as they bought the opening goal of the quarter-final attain upon by FAR Rabat star Sanaa Mssoudy after three minutes.

Tagnaout cleverly placed a free-kick good on the attend of the wall allowing Mssoudy to raise in from on the attend of with a easy tap in to send the dwelling supporters into rapture.

Nonetheless the fans had barely settled in their seats following their jubilation when Botswana spoke back by a free-kick. Morocco’s lead lasted finest three minutes because the Mares bought the equalising goal in the sixth minute by Keitumetse Dithebe.

She hammered dwelling the ball with goalkeeper Khadija Er-Rmichi failing to establish.

The Atlas Lionesses restored their advantage in the second half and in the extinguish won the game with a goal from Yasmin Mrabet who became role up by Tagnaout.

The playmaker noticed Mrabet and floated an extended ball which Mrabet headed nonetheless goalkeeper Maitumelo Boseja watched the ball because it squirmed previous her for the winner.

The victory ability Morocco are by to the final four the place they’ll face the winner of Thursday’s quarter-final match between Cameroon and defending champions Nigeria.


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