Morocco vs Comoros – AFCON: Live score, team news and updates

Morocco face Comoros in their second Group C fixture at the Africa Cup of Nations this afternoon.  

The Moroccans kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 victory over fellow heavyweights in their opening game and victory this afternoon would almost certainly secure their spot in the knockout stage. 

The tiny island nation of Comoros are making their debut at the tournament but they gave a strong showing, despite suffering a 1-0 defeat to Gabon, in their opener.


Follow Sportsmail’s ISABEL BALDWIN for live Africa Cup of Nations coverage of Morocco vs Comoros, including build-up, team news and updates.  

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Fans out in force

It’s a lively atmosphere in the stadium. The crowds aren’t huge but they’re more than making up for it.


Five minute to go

Here’s your five minute warning until we kick off in the Cameroon capital.

The teams are out and it’s anthem time.


Chance to qualify

If Morocco can secure a victory they will book their place in the next round – as will Gabon. 

Breezing through to the next stage now leaves  them the luxury of being able to rest players in their final group games to head to the knockout stages with fresh legs.


Arsenal’s AFCON clash

Gabon battle Ghana is the other Group C game at 7pm this evening which will see Arsenal team-mates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Partey face each other. 

It’s fair to say the two Gunners players are having rather different seasons back in the Premier League with Aubameyang exiled from the Emirates but can he redeem himself at AFCON? 

It’s Aubameyang vs Partey at AFCON as Arsenal team-mates clash

Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were arguably Arsenal’s most significant pieces of transfer business in recent years before last summer.

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Familiar faces

Some familiar faces grace the Morocco side today with Watford’s Imran Louza and Wolves’s Romain Saiss controlling the middle of the park, while PSG star Achraf Hakimi will be one to watch. 

Sofiane Boufal slots in behind the striker and will be hoping to add to his tally this tournament after scoring in their opener.


Team News

Here’s how the two nations line up at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo this afternoon. 

Morocco (4-2-3-1): Bono, Aguerd, S Amrabat, Masina, Hakimi, Louza, Saiss, Amallah, Boufal, Tissoudali, El Kaabi

Subs: Ounahi, El-Haddadi, Fajr, Mohamedi, Chair, Aboukhlal, Chakla, En-Nesyri, Alakouch, Tagnaouti, Mmaee, Rahimi

Comoros (5-3-2): Ben Boina, Youssouf, Abdullah, Abdou, Youssouf, M’Dahoma, M’Changama, Bakari, Selemani, Bachirou, Ben Nabouhane

Subs: Abdallah, Alhadhur, Zahary, Ali Mohamed, Aboubakari, M’Madi, Youssouf, Bourhane, Mogni, Ahamada, Moussa, Mohamed


Good Afternoon

Good afternoon and welcome to Sportsmail’s AFCON coverage of Morocco v Comoros. 

Morocco are looking to continue their strong AFCON challenge this afternoon. They have won their last 10 games, including all six of their World Cup Qualifying matches.

But can Comoros cause an upset?