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We wanted to finish as group leaders – Amrabat

Moroccan midfielder, Sofyan Amrabat has said they prioritised finishing as group leaders after defeating Zambia in the last round game of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023.

The midfielder who was key in the win over Zambia won the TotalEnergies Man of the Match. 

Speaking after the game, Amrabat indicated being top of their group was one of their target and he is proud they ended up achieving it. 

“We wanted this first place. We are proud to have done it. It was a difficult match but we did the essentials. There is always room to improve before our next match”, declared the midfielder ground.

Walid Regragui’s was not part of the team after receiving a ban from CAF ahead of the game. 

Despite not hearing the news early, they delivered as expected of them. 

“We heard the news today. It was surprising. We missed him but we made do with the situation. We hope to have him for the next match,” he added.

Morocco will face South Africa in the knockout phase and Amrabat is already ready for the tie. 

“We want to go as far as possible in this tournament and we will do our best to succeed,” he concluded.

By CAF Media 

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