Manuel Marouan Da Costa Trinidad of Morocco challenged by Lebo Mothiba of South Africa during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals South Africa and Morocco at Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 01 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Thursday Jul 04, 2019. 16:00


Morocco will face Benin in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Round of 16 match on Friday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The match is scheduled to be played at the Al Salam Stadium in the Egyptian city of Cairo.

The Atlas Lions secured their place in the knockout stage after finishing at the top of Group D which consisted of South Africa, Ivory Coast and Namibia.

Nordin Amrabat, who grabbed an impressive assist against Ivory Coast, is Morocco’s dangerman.

Morocco head coach Herve Renard will be looking to mastermind a victory over a dangerous Benin side.

Meanwhile, Benin advanced to the knockout phase after finishing third in Group F which consisted of Ghana, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau.

The Squirrels will look to Mickael Pote, who hit the back of the net twice against Ghana.

Benin head coach Michel Dussuyer will be eager to lead his side to a massive victory over a much-fancied Morocco side.

This will be the sixth meeting between Morocco and Benin.

The Atlas Lions have recorded five victories against the Squirrels.


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