AFCON 2021: Ghana loses to Morocco in AFCON opening

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Ghana’s Black Stars began their AFCON campaign with a lone goal loss against Morocco at the Amadou Ahidjo Sports Stadium in Cameroon. AFCON 2021: Ghana loses to Morocco in AFCON opening.

In the first half, few chances were generated, although Ghana came close to scoring in the 71st minute when Sulemana’s curling shot from long range was blocked by Morocco’s goalkeeper.


Between the 60th to the 80th minute, Ghana had a tactical advantage over Morocco. The Moroccans remained dominant after the 80th minute, and Sofiane Boufal scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute.

Goalkeeper Wallocott made a fantastic stop to deny Sofiane Rahimi’s effort in the dying minutes of the game.


As a result of the loss, Ghana is now at the bottom of the table, with Morocco leading by three points.

On the second day of the tournament, Ghana will face Gabon.

Group C

  1. Morocco – 3
  2. Gabon – 3
  3. Comoros – 0
  4. Ghana – 0

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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