At their opening game the Lions of Atlas came out victorious over Namibia with a 1-0 score. The wins have continued with a 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast and another 1-0 win over South Africa in the last group stage game on Monday.
Due to the series of victories, Morocco topped their group with 9 points under their belt.
The Lions of Atlas will take on Benin in the knockout round of the AFCON 2019 at Al Salam Stadium in Cairo (18:00 CET).
Mehdi Benatia, Morocco’s centre-back, claimed that his team will fight until the end to succeed at winning the AFCON this year.
He said: "The group stage is over and we must stop talking about it, we have to focus on the next stage. The Moroccan team will fight in every game until the end,"
Ahead of today’s game, The Morocco Coach, Herve Renard told reporters:” Now from the perspective of the final, we’re only in the last 16. We’re concentrating on our match we have to play on Friday, ensuring there are no nasty surprises.
He added: “We’re just being ourselves and hoping we can move on to the quarter-finals which will an even harder match.”
— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 4, 2019