Morocco defeat Cameroon in pre-CHAN game


Hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco dispatched Cameroon 3-1 in a friendly at the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca on Saturday.

Both countries are preparing for the CHAN, and the Moroccans showed plenty of energy and purpose in the opening 45 minutes.

The Cameroonians were second best all through the first period as Morocco raced into a three-goal lead.

Mohamed Nahiri, Ayoub Kaabi and Ismail El Hadad netted the goals for Morocco in quick fashion on 31, 34 and 45 minutes of the first half.

Cameroon who will play in Group D of the CHAN alongside Angola, Congo and Burkina Faso could only respond with just a goal through Frantz Pangop in the opening five minutes of the second half.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco go into the African tournament meant for domestic players with a boost and will look to reach the next round ahead of Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania in their group.

The CHAN will run from 13 January to 4 February.

Morocco will host the African tournament, which features domestic players in the continent from January 13 to Februart 4, reports Xinhua news agency.

In Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca on Saturday, the Moroccan squad dominated the first half, scoring three goals through Mohamed Nahiri, Ayoub Kaabi, Ismail El Hadad at the 31st, 33rd and 48th minutes respectively.

In the second half, Cameroon scored its sole goal at the 48th minute through Frantz Pangop.

Both Morocco and Cameroon are preparing for CHAN, where Morocco will play in Group A along with Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania. Cameroon will play in Group D with Angola, Burkina Faso, and Congo.

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