AFCON 2017 Qualifiers : Morocco beats São Tomé and Príncipe 2-0 to qualify for 2017 AFCON

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Africa Cup of Nations 2017
Africa Cup of Nations 2017

RABAT, Sep. 4, 2016 (AMP) — Gabon 2017 (Qualifiers) : Morocco defeated São Tomé and Príncipe by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 0-0), in a AFCON qualifying game on Sunday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.

Both teams held off against each other during the first 45 minutes of the game. 0-0 at half time. Everything was settled in the second period with goals by Ziyech ('55 on penalty) and Bouhaddouz ('83).

Morocco secured their ticket to the AFCON finals. São Tomé and Príncipe is eliminated.

Fixtures and Results : Group F

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Overview

Morocco at the AFCON

  • 1 title (1976)
  • 15 appearances (first in 1972)
  • 23 participations in the qualifications (first in 1963)
  • Statistics: Champions (1976) Runners-up (2004) Third Place (1980) Fourth Place (1986, 1988)

São Tomé and Príncipe at the AFCON

  • Never qualified
  • 5 participations in the qualifications (first in 2000)
2017 AFCON Poster
Morocco
2:0
São Tomé and Príncipe
2:0 (0:0)
  • 4 September 2016
  • 20:00
  • Rabat

Group F

TeamPts
Morocco16
Cape Verde9
Libya7
São Tomé and Príncipe3

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