Holders Morocco picked up a convincing 1-0 win over the Wallia Ibex of Ethiopia in a pre-CHAN friendly clash played on home soil on Saturday.
Alemis second half strike was all it took for coach Hussein Ammouta’s Olympic Lions team to better their visitors in a contest that wasn’t short of entertainment.
Morocco put all controversies about their participation in the upcoming tournament behind and dominated the opening exchanges of the game against the Ethiopia side but their chances were few and far between.
Alemi first international goal was enough to give maximum points to the back-to-back champions.
The team will play another friendly against a to be announced local side before flying to Algers for the CHAN.
Morocco win the 2018 and 2020 editions of the competition at home and in Cameroon respectively, but their build up to this edition of the tournament has been marred by controversy given the tense atmosphere between them and neighboring Algeria.
The Seventh edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Nations Championship, CHAN 2022 kick off this weekend in Algeria.
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