How CHAN Finalists Mali, Morocco Match Up

The African Nations Championship (CHAN)

 

 

Factfiles of African Nations Championship (CHAN) finalists Mali and Morocco ahead of title decider at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde Sunday (aet denotes after extra time):

Mali

Usual team: Djigui Diarra; Issaka Samake, Yacouba Doumbia, Mamadou Doumbia, Siaka Bagayoko; Moussa Kyabou, Sadio Kanoute; Demba Diallo, Ibrahim Sidibe, Moussa Ballo; Moussa Kone

Captain: Diarra, goalkeeper

Coach: Nouhoum Diane (MLI)

Results: Group A – Burkina Faso 1-0, Cameroon 1-1, Zimbabwe 1-0; quarter-finals – Congo Brazzaville 0-0 aet, 5-4 penalties; semi-finals – Guinea 0-0 aet, 5-4 penalties

Scorers: 1 – Bagayoko, Diallo, Samake

Previous appearances: 2011 – first round, 2014 – quarter-finals, 2016 – runners-up

Tournament record: P18 W8 D6 L4 F17 A15

Morocco

Usual team: Anas Zniti; Omar Namsaoui, Soufiane Bouftini, Abdelmounaim Boutouil, Hamza el Moussaoui; Mohammed Ali Bemammer; Noah Wail, Yahya Jabrane, Abdelilah Hafidi, Soufaine Rahimi; Ayoub el Kaabi

Captain: El Kaabi, forward

Coach: Houcine Ammouta (MAR)

Results: Group C – Togo 1-0, Rwanda 0-0, Uganda 5-2; quarter-finals – Zambia 3-1; semi-finals – Cameroon 4-0

Scorers: 5 – Rahimi; 2 – Bemammer, El Kaabi; 1 – Bouftini, Jabrane, El Moussaoui, Lukwayo (UGA) – own goal

Previous appearances: 2014 – quarter-finals, 2016 – first round, 2018 – champions

Tournament record: P18 W11 D5 L2 F40 A13

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