Morocco’s Amputee Football Team Reaches AFCON Semis After Thrilling Win Over Egypt!

Cairo, Egypt – May 23, 2024 – Morocco’s amputee football team has achieved a remarkable feat by qualifying for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers for the World Cup. This comes after their thrilling 4-2 victory over hosts Egypt in an exciting match that witnessed dramatic events.

Moroccan Dominance and Early Lead

Morocco took control of the match from the start, opening the scoring early through a goal from veteran Mohcine Chagag in the 15th minute. The “Atlas Lions” continued their pressure on Egypt’s goal, and they were able to double their lead with a second goal from Ilyas Sebai in the 28th minute.

Temporary Egyptian Comeback

Egypt made great efforts to reduce the deficit, and they managed to score a goal in the 35th minute from a powerful shot, before equalizing the score in the dying minutes of the first half.

Chagag Stars in the Match

The tempo of the match increased in the second half, and the competition between the two teams intensified. Mohcine Chagag put Morocco back in the lead by scoring the third goal in the 60th minute, before adding the fourth goal from a superb individual effort in the 75th minute, becoming the undisputed star of the match.

Controversial Refereeing

The match witnessed several rough tackles from Egyptian players, and the Polish referee also failed to award a clear penalty to Morocco, which sparked strong protests from Moroccan players and staff.

Date with Nigeria in Semis

With this victory, Morocco will face the winner of the last quarter-final match between Nigeria and Liberia in the semi-finals.

Promising Future for Moroccan Amputee Football

This remarkable achievement by Morocco shows a great development in the level of amputee football on the African continent, and reinforces the “Atlas Lions'” ambitions to achieve more success at the international level.

Our best wishes to our national amputee football team and we wish them all the best in the rest of their journey!

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