Morocco will face Comoros at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 14 January 2022 at 16:00 UTC.
Start date: 14 Jan 2022 21:30
Venue: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Sadok Selmi, Tunisia
Head to Head Record
FT: Comoros 2-2 Morocco
FT: Morocco 1-0 Comoros
Morocco Team News
After testing positive for COVID-19, Morocco’s Aymen Barkok and Ayoub El-Kaabi are serious concerns for Thursday’s match.
Following his side’s strong opening-day performance against Ghana, Halilhodzic could choose a similar lineup on Friday, which means Bono from Sevilla could start in goal, with Romain Saiss and Nayef Aguerd at the back.
After an impressive performance, Ferencvaros midfielder Samy Mmaee should keep his spot as the lone defensive midfielder, with Selim Amallah and Tarik Tissoudali in more aggressive roles.
Sofiane Boufal came up trumps for the Atlas Lions when he netted the winner against the Black Stars in the absence of Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri, who suffered a minor knee injury. With two goals in his previous four games, the Angers player will be one to watch.
Comoros Team News
Meanwhile, Comoros defender Kassim M’Dahoma, 25, is a doubt after limping off the game in the 76th minute against Gabon.
El Fardou Ben of Red Star Belgrade, the country’s top scorer with 15 goals in 28 appearances, has now gone six games without a goal for club and country and will be seeking to break the drought.
Morocco XI: Bono; Hakimi, Saiss, Aguerd, Tissoudali; Mmaee; Boufal, Amallah, Tissoudali, Munir; Aboukhlal
Comoros XI: Ahamada; Abdallah, Abdou, Zahary, Bakari; Youssouf, Mohamed, Abdullah, Selemani; M’Changama, Ben