Second CHAN Title in a Row: Atlas Lions Roar Again – FIFA Says
Geneva – The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) paid tribute on Monday to Morocco’s team of local players, winner on Sunday in Yaoundé of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), its second title in a row.
“Atlas Lions Roar Again,” the Federation wrote on its website. “Triumphant on home soil in 2018, Morocco secured back-to-back titles at the CAF African Nations Championship, a tournament reserved for African-based players,” it added.
“The first country ever to retain the title, Morocco put on a near flawless display, the only slight blemish being a 0-0 draw with Rwanda on the second matchday of the group stage. And while their total of just three goals conceded was impressive, it was going forward that they really set themselves apart.”
Leading the way was tournament top scorer and best player Soufiane Rahimi, who accounted for five of his side’s 15 goals. The Raja Casablanca winger did not get on the scoresheet in the final, however, leaving the spotlight to goalkeeper Anas Zniti, whose impressive display earned him the man of the match award, according to the same source.
Last modified : 08 February 2021