Just like Zambia, the hosts sealed their spot in the Semi-final after beating Botswana by 2-1 in the quarter-final at Stade Moulay in Rabat. The match's intensity was great, but Morocco was by far the better side. Note that goals from Mssoudy and Mrabet were sufficient to win the crucial game for the host.
Photo: Morocco VS Botswana || Twitter
However, the highlights of the game were Morocco's clinical football, Botswana defending, the attitude of the fans in the stadium, and Morocco's coach's touchline theatrics, but this article will center on two impressive players that Nigeria should worry about if they make it to the semi-final. Take a look!
1. Sanaa Mssoudy.
Photo: Fatima Tagnaout (on jersey 18) || Twitter
Note that the 22-year-old winger opened the scoring for Morocco in the 3rd minute after she connected with Fatima Tagnaout's freekick. The 22-year-old calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net. Beyond her goal, Mssoudy showed great strength and pace against Botswana defenders. Also, she's very difficult to go against in the one VS one situation. Hence, Super Falcons defenders should be wary of her if they qualify.
2. Fatima Tagnaout.
Photo: Fatima Tagnaout || Twitter
The 23-year-old was directly involved in Morocco's two goals. Note that Mssoudy scored from her freekick in the 3rd minute, while Mrabet scored the winning goal from another freekick that was taken by Fatima. Hence, Super Falcons should watch out for the Set-piece specialist if they qualify for the next round.
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