The Moroccan national team won the African Nations Cup for local players for the second time in its history, after beating Mali 2-0 in the final match of the tournament that brought them together on Sunday.
The Moroccan national team’s goals were scored by Sofiane Boftieni and Ayoub El Kaabi in the 69th and 80th minutes.
The match saw Mali’s Isaka Samaki sent off in the third minute of the match’s stoppage time.
This is the second time that Morocco has crowned the title, as it had previously crowned the title in 2018.
The Moroccan national team rose to the final match after leading the third group with seven points, then beat Zambia 3-1 in the quarter-finals, and then beat Cameroon by 4-0 in the semifinals.
The Malian team qualified for the final match after leading the first group with seven points, then beat the Congolese team 5-4 in penalties after the end of the original and overtime times with a goalless draw, then defeated the Guinean team 5-4 on penalties after the end of the original and overtime time with a goalless draw.