Morocco are favourites against Tanzania

Morocco are one of the favourites heading into this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Having made history at the 2022 World Cup by becoming the first African side to reach the semi-final stage, plenty is expected of the Atlas Lions.

Only once before have they lifted the AFCON title and that came way back in 1976 but now feels like the right time.

Boasting some huge talent across some of Europe’s biggest clubs, they will be under pressure to make a statement in their opening fixture.

Bayern Munich defender Noussair Mazraoui is a doubt having carried an injury into the tournament, meaning Attiat Allah will likely deputise at left-back.

Ayoub El Kaabi and Tarik Tissoudali are options to cover and compete with Youssef En-Nesyri, who starred at the World Cup.

Tanzania, despite being easy on the eye at times, lack much in the way of firepower and look a favourable opponent to start your campaign against. English-based Haji Mnoga, Tarryn Allarakhia and Anthony Ben Starkie will be hoping to feature for Tanzania.

It would be a major shock to see the Atlas Lions fail to get their campaign off with a win.



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