The Moroccan national team is content with second place in the African Championship for U-17 years
The Senegalese national team was crowned African champion under the age of 17, after its victory on Friday, against Morocco, 2-1. The final match, which was held at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algeria, was exciting in the last minutes.
And the Moroccan national team was satisfied with obtaining second place, and the most important thing in this participation is to ensure qualification for the World Cup finals for the second time in its history, at a time when the Senegal teams confirmed their control over the various African championships, after they were crowned in Cannes 2021 as well as the local players championship, and the African Cup for Less From 20 years.
The Moroccan national team ended the first half of the match victoriously, with a score of 1-0, after it succeeded in snatching the lead goal from the first minutes through Abdel Hamid Boudlal, who gave his companions a strong moral impetus in order to deal well with the match, and indeed, the Atlas Lions completely dominated the game.
Despite the strength of the Senegalese team, especially its offensive line, the Moroccan defense won the challenge and succeeded in avoiding pressure. It even had opportunities to add the second goal and quickly decide the result, but the focus was missing.
During the last minutes, the Senegal national team succeeded in scoring two goals, taking advantage of individual lapses, especially in the equalizing goal from a penalty kick, and it was difficult for the Moroccan national team to return to the result.
The Cubs proved, despite the bitterness of defeat in the final, that the Moroccan teams regained their strength in the last year, after the brilliance of the “Atlas Lions” team in the World Cup finals in Qatar 2022, by obtaining fourth place as the first Arab and African team to achieve this result. Moroccan a great performance in this tournament, especially in terms of defense, as coach Saeed Chiba succeeded in developing a distinguished playing strategy, which almost awarded the cubs the African championship.