Holders Morocco humble Algeria for Cameroon place

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Title holders Morocco comfortably booked their place at the finals of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Cameroon 2020 after a 3-0 win over Algeria on Saturday in Berkane.

The Atlas Lions advanced 3-0 on aggregate as they qualified for the final tournament of the championship designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues for the fourth successive time.

Houcine Amouta's men started their high pressing game from the beginning of the match.

Badr Banoun put the homers ahead from a penalty in the 26th minute after Algeria Goalkeeper Merbah Gaya foul on Ismail El Haddad in the vital area.

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Eight minutes later, Karim El Barkaoui recovered a ball in midfield and accelerated to the surface, before serving Hamid Ahaddad who tapped home from close range.

In in the 41st minute, Mohamed Nahiri scored the third goal, drawing a broad smile on the face of Moroccan head coach Vahid Halilhodziç, who was present in official tribune.

In the second half, Morocco had only to defend their 3-0 lead, to secure the qualification to next year’s finals, where they will be hoping to defend their title.

Fixtures

North Zone

19.10.2019 Berkane Morocco 3-0 Algeria (0-0)

20.10.2019 Sale Libya vs Tunisia (0-1)

West A Zone

20.10.2019 Bamako Mali vs Mauritania (0-0)

20.10.2019 Conakry Guinea vs Senegal (0-1)

West B Zone

19.10.2019 Lagos Nigeria 2-0 Togo (1-4)

20.10.2019 Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire vs Niger (0-2)

20.10.2019 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso vs Ghana (1-0)

Central Zone

20.10.2019 Kinshasa DR Congo vs Central African Republic (2-0)

20.10.2019 Brazzaville Congo vs Equatorial Guinea (2-2)

Central-East Zone

18.10.2019 Omdurman Sudan 1-2 Tanzania (1-0)

19.10.2019 Kampala Uganda 3-0 Burundi (3-0)

19.10.2019 Kigali Rwanda 1-1 Ethiopia (1-0)

South Zone

19.10.2019 Lusaka Zambia 2-2 Eswatini (1-0)

19.10.2019 Windhoek Namibia 2-0 Madagascar (0-1)

20.10.2019 Maseru Lesotho vs Zimbabwe (1-3)