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Women’s AFCON: Morocco Lost African Champion Title Against South Africa

Written by FDM

At the end of the CAN-2022 finals played at the Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex in Rabat, the South African women’s team was crowned African champion after beating the Atlas Lionesses who delivered a magnificent match.

The Atlas Lionesses did not win the CAN-2022 despite a remarkable journey. Indeed, the South African women’s team was crowned African champion after its victory by 2 goals to 1 (half-time 0-0) against its Moroccan counterpart, this Saturday, July 23 in the final of the CAN-2022 disputed in Prince Moulay Abdellah sports complex in Rabat.

The South Africans won thanks to a double goal from Hildah Magaia (63rd min, 71st min ). The exceptional player of the national team, Rosella Ayane, nevertheless reduced the gap in the 80th minute with a magnificent goal, applauded by a stadium full of Moroccan supporters, in particular female supporters who came in masses!

At the end of this final, King Mohammed VI congratulated the members of the national team for their fine performance. He spoke on the phone with the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, the coach of the women’s national team, Reynald Pedros, and the midfielder and captain of the Atlas Lionesses, Ghizlane Chebbak, to whom the Sovereign expressed his pride for their qualification for the final of the Women’s Football AFCON, as well as his sincere congratulations to the players and the technical and administrative staff who knew how to give the best of themselves and accomplish an excellent performance.

On Saturday evening, captain Ghizlane Chebbak was also named the best player of the 2022 African Cup of Nations by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Thanks to this magnificent journey to the final, the Atlas Lionesses secured a spot for the 2023 Women’s World Cup expected next summer in Australia and New Zealand. A historic first!