National coach Reynald Pedros said that the Moroccan women’s football team signed a “fantastic” course during the African Cup of Nations (CAN-2022), organized from July 2 to 23 in Morocco.
“I am proud of the performance of the players. The national team has always been at the end of itself and wet the jersey “he said during the press conference held after South Africa’s victory (2-1) against Morocco in the CAN-2022 final.
“We will continue to work. This is just the start of a new adventure”said the national coach, noting that the Moroccan selection will now begin to prepare for the 2023 World Cup.
“We got a few chances during this final, but we couldn’t make them happen. After the score reduction, we hoped for a turnaround, but the team was tired after the semi-finals against Nigeria.he explained, acknowledging that the South Africans caused a lot of difficulties for the Moroccan selection. “South Africa was more realistic and better than us”he admitted.
“Thanks to this AFCON, we have shown people that Moroccan women’s football brings happiness”he underlined, assuring that “the fervor aroused by the CAN is fantastic”.
For his part, Desiree Ellis, coach of South Africa, affirmed that “The players were extraordinary and accomplished their mission well”.
“Against the host country, we expected a very tough match, but the players were well concentrated”did she say.
The most important is the continental title, she continued, noting that the resilience of the players was key to the victory.
South Africa won its first African title in this competition thanks to a double from Hildah Magaia (63rd, 71st). The reduction in the score signed by Rosella Ayane was insufficient to allow the national team to reverse the situation.