Two matches of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were played on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Here is a summary for the days games.
Morocco Dominates Tanzania with Convincing 3-0 Victory in AFCON 2023 Opener
In the opening game of Group F in the AFCON 2023, the Atlas Lions of Morocco showcased their prowess with a commanding 3-0 win over Tanzania at the ongoing tournament in Côte d’Ivoire.
- 30th Minute: Romain Saiss opened the scoring for Morocco, giving them a crucial lead.
- 70th Minute: Tanzania faced a setback as Novatus Miroshi received his second yellow card, reducing them to 10 players.
- 77th Minute: Azzedine Ounahi extended Morocco’s lead, making it 2-0.
- 80th Minute: Youssef En-Nesyri secured the victory with a goal in the 80th minute, sealing a comprehensive 3-0 win for Morocco.
The victory positions Morocco as one of the top favorites in the tournament, aiming to add another AFCON title to their collection. Their first and only AFCON triumph dates back to 1976 in Ethiopia.
The next fixture in Group F will witness the Democratic Republic of Congo facing off against Chipolopolo of Zambia.
DR Congo and Zambia Share Spoils in Intense 1-1 Draw at AFCON 2023
In a riveting encounter at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw, leaving both teams with a point in Group F.
- 23rd Minute: Zambia thrilled their fans by taking the lead through Kings Kangwa’s goal.
- 27th Minute: DR Congo responded swiftly with an equalizer, courtesy of a brilliant strike by Yoane Wissa.
- Second Half: Despite numerous goal-scoring opportunities, both teams were unable to break the deadlock.
- VAR Drama: DR Congo had a chance to secure the win with a penalty, but VAR intervened to cancel the decision.
- Final Result: After a fiercely contested battle, the match concluded with both Zambia and DR Congo settling for a point each.