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South Africa v Morocco: Kick-off time, team news, head to head, form and more

South Africa v Morocco: Kick-off time, team news, head to head, form and more
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports & Mubarak Haruna
Date: 01-07-2019 Time: 07:07:18:am

South Africa will be hoping for a positive result when they take on Morocco in a Group D encounter of the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. 

The Bafana Bafana after picking three points in two games need to avoid defeat on Monday to progress for the round of 16. 

While Morocco have booked their place in the last 16 following two straight wins against Namibia and Ivory Coast and need a point to secure top spot in the group. 

What is the kickoff time for the match?

The match starts at 16: 00GMT.

Recent form in all competitions

South Africa have won three of their last five games with just one defeat against Ivory Coast in their opening match of this tournament. 

Herve Renard’s side head into the game with a less impressive record as they have picked up two victories in their past five games, the two victories was achieved in Egypt. 

Team News

There are no injury concerns or suspended players for both nations ahead of the showpiece.

Ahead of the game, South Africa head coach, Stuart Baxter has assured fans of coming up with a tactic to stop Morocco, “against Morocco, it’s going to be tough but we will apply the suitable tactic”.

Percy Tau, who was named the man of the match in the game against Namibia also said Bafana are starting to improve in the tournament, “we are work in process and we are taking it game by game and hopefully we will get the results we would like to have in the last match against Morocco”.

Meanwhile, Herve Renard said topping the Group is the aim of Morocco, “South Africa is a very good team and we have to study them well. Our aim is to win the group. I cannot predict what’s coming next, but we hope to go as far as possible”.

Head to Head record

The last four encounters between both nations have ended in draws. Bafana Bafana and the Atlas Lions last met in 2013 international friendly which ended in a 1-1 draw.


Probable XI

South Africa: Darren Keet, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Ramahlwe Mphehlele, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Sandile Hlanti Hlompho Kekana, Lebo Mothiba, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Percy Tau

Morocco: Yassine Bounou, Achraf Hakimi, Mehdi Benatia, Ghanem Saiss, Nabil Dirar, Hakim Ziyech, Karim El Ahmadi, Younes Belhanda, M’bark Boussoufa, Nordin Amrabat, Youssef En-Nesyri. 

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