Already qualified for the final stages of the 2023 African Cup of Nations, scheduled between January and February in Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco and South Africa will face each other this Saturday, June 17 at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.
If the Atlas Lions are already guaranteed to finish at the top of group K of these playoffs, ahead of the Bafana Bafana, they must confirm, but above all to resume and restore confidence after the disappointing draw (0-0), Monday against Cape Verde.
In a press conference on Friday, the national coach, Walid Regragui, however affirmed that he paid little attention to the result of this meeting.
“I care about avoiding injuries, just like I care about seeing the rest of the players. Is not the occasion where I can do it. It’s a meeting without stakes, without risk, it’s my chance, “ he said.
In his statements, coach Walid insisted that he has one primary objective, which is to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in the best case scenario, noting that he will not worry about the results obtained before that, especially since the Moroccan national team is already qualified.
“What is important now is that we arrive at the CAN in the best conditions, otherwise, if we win a friendly match, then that’s good, and if we lose it, then we have gained experience. »concluded Regragui.
The match can be watched from 4 p.m. (Moroccan time), on beIN Sports HD 4 and beIN Sports 1 FR.