Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Stade International Said Mohamed Cheikh de Mitsamiouli will host Tuesday’s football game between Comoros and Morocco. Comoros will be looking to record their first win in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but they face an uphill task against Morocco. The Atlas Lions, on the other hand, aim to extend their winning run in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to three games and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s clash. Morocco were struggling to break the deadlock in Saturday’s match against Comoros, but Fajr eventually scored a late winner for the Atlas Lions. The Moroccans are likely to take the reverse fixture very seriously and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. A man to watch in the away team will be Nabil Dirar, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Karim El Ahmadi):
Karim El Ahmadi’s parents are of Moroccan descent, but he was born and raised in Enschede Netherlands. El Ahmadi started his senior career in his hometown club Twente, but in 2008 he moved to Feyenoord. In 2011 he signed a loan deal with Al Ahli, but the midfielder played ten league games for the club. Karim El Ahmadi then moved to Premier League and it has to be noted that he played for Aston Villa from 2012 to 2014.
The Morocco international scored three goals in 51 league appearances for the Villa Park outfit. In 2014 he returned to Feyenoord and he has been playing for the Dutch outfit ever since. Speaking of his international career, Karim El Ahmadi made his Morocco debut on 11 February, 2009 in a goalless draw with Czech Republic.
He came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing fellow midfielder Youssef Safri. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Morocco):
Morocco, the Atlas Lions, are the first African team to win a group at the World Cup finals. Back in 1986 the team managed to finish the group stages above Portugal, Poland and England, but West Germany proved to be a big catch for the Moroccan national team in the last 16 of the tournament.
The Atlas Lions participated at the World Cup finals on four occasions, but winning of the 1976 African Cup of Nations is considered the team’s biggest success. Morocco were producing outstanding displays at the tournament in Ethiopia and it has to be noted that they defeated Guinea in the title game.
Morocco play their home games at Stade Adrar and Stade de Marrakech and they wear red shirts and green shorts when playing in front of home fans. A number of top-class footballers played for Morocco in the past, but Mustafa Hadji is certainly the biggest star who played for the Moroccan national team.