LATE STRIKE

Morocco score late to edge Ghana

Boufal hammered home from close range after a mazy run into the penalty area from Zakaria Aboukhlal.

In Summary

•The goal came from a rare chance

•Both sides showed defensive prowess but did little to impress in attack.

Ghana's Abdul Fatawu Issahaku in action with Morocco's Sofiane Boufal
Ghana's Abdul Fatawu Issahaku in action with Morocco's Sofiane Boufal
Image: REUTERS

Morocco's Sofiane Boufal seized on a loose ball to score seven minutes from time and secure a 1-0 win over Ghana in their opening Group C match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

Boufal hammered home from close range after a mazy run into the penalty area from Zakaria Aboukhlal that saw him tease the Ghana defence, only to be checked by Thomas Partey, with the ball then running perfectly for Boufal to score.

The goal came from a rare chance in a game where both sides showed defensive prowess but did little to impress in attack.