Afcon 2017: Morocco Make a Comeback to Thrash Togo

Mathieu Dossevi slides a pass as Morocco's El Ahmadi Arousi watches on.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco revived their hopes of qualifying to the last eight in the ongoing Africa Cup of nations with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Togo in Oyem, more about Gabon on Friday.

Standard Liege winger Mathieu Dossevi had put the Sparrow Hawks ahead with five minutes into the game. Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor had cleared a messy situation in the box off a corner kick and in turn launched a lightning speed counter attack that ended at Dossevi.

The lead lasted only nine minutes before Aziz Bouhaddouz grabbed the equalizer and Romain Saiss added another to put the Herve Renard coached team ahead into the recess.

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Second half substitute Youssef En-Nesyri completed the rout in the 72nd minute to ensure the Atlas Lions bounce back after a disappointing match day one loss to leaders DR Congo.

Togo remain rooted in the bottom with only one point and will have to maneuver through DR Congo with a good margin and hope for favorable result between Ivory Coast and Morocco.

Ivory Coast: Monir El Kajoui, cheapest HaPhoto:endyl,  Manuel Marouan, Mehdi Amine El, Ghanem Saiss, Karim El Ahmadi Aroussi, Faycal Fajr (81’ Youssef Ait Bennasser), M’bark Boussoufa, Omar El Kadouri (60’ Youssef En-Nesyri), Nabil Dirar, Aziz Bouhaddouz (90’ Rachid Alioui)

Togo: Kossi Agassa, Emmanuel Adebayor, Mathieu  Dossevi (84’ Segbefia Kossi), Floyd Ayite, Sadate Ouro, Jacques Romao, Serge Gakpe, Atakora Lalawele (89’ Komlan Agbegniadan), Kodjo Laba (73’ Razak Boukari), Djene Dakonam, Bebou Ihlas


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