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Sports - Football - Gossips Updated: January 21, 2024

Morocco share spoils 1-1 with DR Congo in AFCON Group F contest

By Martins Obiweluozo
January 21, 2024
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Morocco drew 1-1 with DR Congo as action resumed in Group F in the AFCON taking place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The Morocco side was the favourite to win this match after they comfortably defeated Tanzania 3-0 in the first group game.

But DR Congo presented a stern challenge for the World Cup Semi-finalist Morocco. The Atlas Lions took the early lead when Achraf Hakimi scored in the 6th minute to gift the Morocco side a 1-0 lead.

Hakim Ziyech assisted the goal. Despite further chances for both sides to get a goal in the contest, it wasn't to be as a proof of how closely contested the game was.

But Cedric Bakambu missed a chance to level things up for his side as he missed from the Penalty spot.

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After the restart, both sides continued to mount the pressure and in due time DR Congo got their equalizer.

This time they scored following a goal from Silas Katompa Mvumpa. He was assisted by Mechak Elia as it finished 1-1 between both sides Morocco and DR Congo.

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