Athletics Information of Sunday, 23 June 2019
Morocco have a favourable opening fixture in their quest to earn a to start with Africa Cup of Nations title since 1976 as they consider on Nambia at Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.
Morocco finished previously mentioned defending champions Cameroon to clinch major location in Egypt. Do not be fooled by their again-to-back again defeats coming into the tournament – Herve Renard’s Atlas Lions are just one of the best groups in the match.
Renard has received Africa Cup of Nations titles with Zambia and Ivory Coast and led Morocco into the 2018 FIFA Planet Cup. The staff has moved forward in leaps and bounds and this could possibly be the perfect time to peak after 3 many years below his assistance.
Namibia are back in the Africa Cup of Nations soon after an 11-year absence, getting scraped via in next location from a qualifying team containing Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Zambia.
New months have not been sort to the Courageous Warriors right after they were eliminated at the group stage of the COSAFA Cup even with a 3- earn around Seychelles in their very last match. Namibia’s last Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match finished in a hefty 4-1 defeat to Zambia.
What is the kick-off time?
The match will get started at accurately 14:30GMT
The two teams modern form:
Morocco: The Atlas Lions dropped all two of their pre-event friendlies (-1 v Gambia and 2-3 v Zambia)
Namibia: The Brave Warriors recorded victories more than Ghana and Seychelles prior to the event.
Crew information: Who is out there, wounded or suspended?
Medhi Benatia is expected to start for the North Africans providing the amount of working experience he has collected in the event around the decades.
Real Madrid youngster who has been loaned to Borussia Dortmund, Achraf Hakimi is very likely to be portion of the setting up eleven with his daunting existence at the back again.
The Moroccans have no injuries or suspension worries forward of this activity.
Namibia top scorer for the AFCON qualifiers, Peter Shalulile, will absolutely be provided in the setting up eleven to enable the staff clinch their to start with three factors of the levels of competition.
There are no experiences of injuries or suspension in the camp of the courageous warriors.
What is the head to head document among two groups?
The two sides have played every other six occasions prior to. Namibia has never overwhelmed Morocco with the North African side winning five of all those matches and drawing the other.
Opportunity setting up XIs
Morocco: Munir Mohamedi, Noussair Mazraoui, Medhi Benatia, Romain Saiss, Achraf Hakimi, Karim El Ahmadi, Mbark Boussoufa, Younes Belhanda, Hakim Ziyech, Khalid Boutaib, Nordin Amrabat
Namibia: Maximilian Mbaeva, Denzil Hoaseb, Peter Shalulile, Ananias Gebhardt, Riaan Hanamub, Willy Stephanus, Ronald Ketjijere, Petrus Shitembi, Benson Shilongo, Deon Hotto, Manfred Starke