Morocco scored two goals in two minutes in two minutes as they beat Liberia 2-0 at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, while Sierra Leone drew 2-2 with Guinea-Bissau in the Africa Cup of the TotalEnergies Nations. . Monday evening.
Liberia 0-2 Morocco
Faycal Fajr and Youssef En Nesyri scored an early second-half goal as Morocco’s Atlas Lions secured two Group K wins from two games.
Liberia, who play their home matches in Morocco because the approved venue was unavailable at home, did well to contain the Moroccan threat in the first half, where there was little chance in between.
Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri celebrates a goal during the Liberia-Morocco 2023 Africa Cup qualifying soccer match June 13 at Mohamed V stadium in Casablanca, Morocco.
Moroccan striker En Nesyri and veteran Ayoub El Kaabi remained silent for the opening 45 minutes.
The visitors had the chance to pull one back after 56 minutes, due to a defensive blunder that left Amine Harit completely off the mark. .
Two minutes from the turn, En Nesyri scored two goals in two qualifying matches including a second goal, with a fine finish between the goalkeeper’s legs, after sending a brilliant ball from Azzedine Ounahi into the area.
The goal line was comfortable for the Atlas Lions, and the defense led by Achraf Hakimi didn’t have to worry either, as Liberia didn’t pose much of a threat to move on.
Sierra Leone team portrait during the Nigeria-Sierra Leone Africa Cup 2023 Qualifiers football match held at the Abuja National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria on June 9, 2022 .
Sierra Leone 2-2 Guinea-Bissau
Elsewhere in Conakry, Guinea, where Sierra Leone host their home games, they had to endure a tough start before Augustus Kargbo and Musa Noah Kamara scored in the final 12 minutes of the game to scrape up a point for the Leone Stars .
The point takes Sierra Leone to one point after two games, which is a worthy response to a 2-1 loss to Nigeria. Guinea-Bissau have four points and a second after a 5-1 opener against Sao Tome.
The Djurtus would have taken a good lead in the second half. After a scoreless first half, the guests broke the deadlock three minutes after the start with their star player Jorginho.
He doubled the score in the 63rd minute but couldn’t hold on as Sierra Leone scored and scored in the 78th and 88th minutes.