CHAN: Opportunity to assess Morocco’s World Cup credentials - FCNaija
Africa Focus By: Lolade Adewuyi | 13/01/2018
Morocco kicked off the African Nations Championship (CHAN) with an emphatic 4-0 bashing of Mauritania at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Saturday night.The Atlas Lions waited until the second half to find a breakthrough with Ayoub El Kaabi scoring twice while Ismail Haddad and Achraf Bencharki each added one goal. The opening game was witnessed by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan as well as CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and Moroccan Royal Football Federation boss Fouzi Lekjaa.The CHAN, a competition solely for players in domestic leagues on the continent, is a 16-nation tournament that will be played in four cities. Following the opening game in Casablanca, the other cities that will host matches are Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier. After falling out of favour on the continent following the CAF decision to strip the country of its hosting rights of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, Morocco has recently returned into the good times.