Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ghana, Morocco will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Comoros at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo on Friday. The Atlas Lions proved their worth in their opener, and a win over Comoros should see them book their place in the AFCON playoffs. Chelsea ace Hakim Ziyech did not make the cut, while Sevilla attacker Youssef En-Nesyri faces race against clock to be fit for the second group game.
Comoros, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Aubameyang-less Gabon in their opener, and given the number of high-profile players in the home team, the underdogs are unlikely to grab something from the match. Both Bachirou and Mattoir are pushing for a start, with Mohamed and Abdallah likely to drop to the bench. A man to keep an eye on in the away side will be Crvena zvezda attacker El Fardou Ben.
Highlighted Player (Achraf Lazaar):
Achraf Lazaar was born in Casablanca, Morocco on January 22, 1992, but he moved to Italy with his parents in 2003. The left-footed footballer began his youth career at Raja Casablanca and he joined Varese’s youth academy in 2009.
Lazaar made his debut for the senior team in 2012. He made 37 league appearances for Varese, but he did not find the net during his spell at the Stadio Franco Ossola outfit. In January 2014 he signed a contract with Palermo and he has been playing for the Sicilian outfit ever since.Lazaar plays as a left back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left back as well. Seeing that he was unable to play for Italy, the Palermo footballer decided to represent Morocco on the international stage. He made his Morocco debut on 23 may, 2014 in a friendly against Mozambique. Morocco recorded a routine 4-0 win over Mozambique back then. Achraf Lazaar has a contract with Palermo which expires on 30 June, 2017.