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WAFCON 2022; Morocco defeats Burkina Faso

The 13th edition of the WAFCON started today with the opening match of the tournament after a colourful display at the opening ceremony at Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex in Rabat in Morocco,

Morocco is the host of this year's TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nation.

The opener was between the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco and The Stallions of Burkina Faso, the game started exactly at 20:30 GMT as Rwandan Referee Salima Rhadia whistled for the commencement of the game,  

The Morocco lineup is as follows GK Khadija Er-Rmichi, Redouani, Nesryne, Nakkach, Chebbak, Amani, Tagnaout, El Haj, Saoud, Mrabet, Ayane whiles GK Ouattara, Nako, Togo, Congo, Belem, Sawadogo, B. Sawadogo, Mill logo, Diamilatou, Rouamba and Nana makes up the Burkina Faso team

The Moroccans who started the game as the favourite dominated the game in the early stages and scored a brilliant freekick by their captain Ghizlane Chebbak in the 28 minutes of the game, ending the Half with the Moroccan leading by 1 goal to nil. After recess, the Goalkeeper of the Burkinabe team stood tall preventing the attackers from Morocco from scoring but both teams couldn’t take their chance resulting in a stalemate in the Second Half.

The Captain's first-half freekick was enough to secure all the 3 maximum points for the Atlas Lionesses in the open game of the competition.

The TotalEnergies woman of the match award went to The Moroccan Captian Ghizlane Chebbak she also made the history of being the first player to goal an in this year's WAFCON

The other group A fixture between Senegal and Uganda will play tomorrow at 15:00 GMT at the same stadium

The debutant Burkina Faso will face Senegal in their second game on July 5, 2022 likewise the Host will meet the Ugandan team on the same day.

Tomorrow two African giants will meet Cameroon with face Zambia in the second game of the day but in the first game in Group B, the other Group B encounter will be Tunisia against Togo


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