Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Stade Intwari pits together Burundi and Morocco, the two teams who are placed in Group E in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers. Since Burundi kicked off their qualifying campaign with a 2-0 loss to Central African Republic, it is no surprise they are seen as underdogs in their second group game. Les Hirondelles are on a three-game losing run in all competitions ahead of the visit of Morocco, and we do not believe that they are capable of shocking Vahid Halilhodzic’s troops.
Morocco aim to get their job done in Group E as soon as possible, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Burundi. A man to watch in the away team will be Ajax ace Hakim Zijech, and we believe that the opposition defenders should have him at bay in Tuesday’s qualifier.
Highlighted Player (Amine Harit):
Amine Harit is a French-born Moroccan footballer, who plays for Schalke 04 in Bundesliga. Born in Pontoise (France) on June 18, 1997, Harit began his youth career in the suburbs of Paris, learning the football basics with Argentuil C.O.
After spending four years at Esperance Paris 19eme, the attacking midfielder moved to famous French club Paris Saint-Germain. However, he quickly returned to Esperance Paris 19eme and in 2011 he joined fellow French club Red Star. One year later he moved to Nantes, where he ended his youth career.
Amine Harit continued playing for les Canaris at senior level and after scoring one goal in 30 league games for Nantes, he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Harit made two appearances for France U21 team, but he represents Morocco at senior level. The attacking midfielder, who is used as a winger as well, made his Morocco debut on October 7, 2017 against Gabon in the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifiers.
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.