Rabat, Morocco – (African Boulevard News) – The TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations 2023 quarter finals saw a clash between two North African football giants as Morocco faced off against Algeria in Constantine. The stakes were high as the winner of the match earned a slot in the U-17 World Cup.
Both teams entered the match with a lot of confidence, having advanced from the group stages with relative ease. However, it was Morocco who showed their dominance on the pitch, silencing the home team with a convincing 3-0 win.
Zakaria Ouazane was the star of the match, scoring two goals in either half. His first goal came in the 7th minute, thanks to a brilliant assist from Adam Chakir. Ouazane’s second goal was a result of his own hard work, as he dribbled through the Algerian defense before calmly slotting the ball into the net.
Morocco’s domination continued in the second half, with Algeria struggling to create any clear-cut chances. Their frustration was compounded in the 82nd minute when Adam Chakir sealed the win with a well-placed shot from outside the box.
The victory was a testament to Morocco’s solid team performance, with every player giving their all on the pitch. The defense was rock solid, denying Algeria any real chance to score, while the midfield and forwards showed great teamwork and coordination.
After the match, Morocco’s coach, Anas El Ouardi, praised his team’s performance, stating, “We played as a unit today, and that’s what led us to victory. We knew it was going to be a tough match, but we stuck to our game plan and executed it perfectly.”
With this win, Morocco has secured a slot in the U-17 World Cup, which will take place in Peru next year. The team will now face off against the winner of the Ivory Coast and Ghana match in the semifinals of the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations 2023.
The Moroccan fans are ecstatic with the team’s performance, and many are already looking forward to the U-17 World Cup. As for Algeria, they can hold their heads high after a good performance in the tournament, but it was Morocco who emerged as the better team on the day.
In conclusion, Morocco’s dominant display against a tough Algerian side has earned them a well-deserved slot in the U-17 World Cup. The team will now be looking to carry this momentum into the semifinals of the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations 2023, as they aim to lift the trophy and bring glory to their proud footballing nation.