The national team of U23 faces, this Saturday, July 8 at the Moulay Abdellah complex in Rabat, its Egyptian counterpart for the account of the final of the African Cup of Nations in the category.
The two teams, which have already validated their ticket for the Paris 2024 Olympics, will seek to achieve a new feat by winning this continental title.
Authors of a faultless course, the Lionceaux de l’Atlas, who play at home, will have to confirm in front of the little pharaohs to be able to keep the cup at home.
At a press conference on Friday, U23 coach Issame Charai said he was not worried about the strength of the Egyptian team’s defense and that his players still had the ambition to win. This meeting. “It’s a very collective team. We know their strengths, especially since we played against them in November. We had managed, then, to score against them and I hope that we will do the same in the final tomorrow, “he said.
And to add: “It is true that we had less recovery time compared to the Egyptian team, because we played the second semi-final and had to play extra time, but tomorrow it will be a final, everything the world is going to be mentally ready, I hope it will be the same physically”.
For his part, the Brazilian technician of the selection of Egypt, Rogério Micale, said he was perfectly aware of the difficulty of the match and the good quality of the Moroccan players.
“It will be a great game, given the presence on the field of talented players from both sides and also thanks to the presence of the public,” he said.
This final can be followed live from 9:00 p.m. (hl) on beIN Sports HD4, but also on Arryadia TNT.