Register Login Scores

Morocco Draw With Cape Verde

Neither Morocco or Cape Verde were able to draw level with Bafana Bafana in Group A as they played out a 1-1 draw in their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations clash on Wednesday night.

Luis Platini had fired the islanders into the lead in the 36th minute but Youssef El-Arabi struck with 12 minutes to go as the points were shared.

Morocco were favourites on the night but nerves seemed to get the better of both sides from the start as they struggled to keep the ball.

Cape Verde had the better opening 20 minutes though with Ryan Mendes testing goalkeeper Nadir Lamyghri with a free-kick early on.

The Atlas Lions then survived due to a good double save from their goalkeeper as Nivaldo and Platini were denied.

The pressure from the Blue Sharks paid off in the 36th minute when Platini linked up with Mendes to rip through the defence and the latter slotted home.

Youssef El-Arabi was introduced to give the Atlas Lions some more support upfront and they slowly came back in the second period with Abdelaziz Barrada firing a free-kick over in the 67th minute.

Morocco's best chances were coming on the counter and that tactic worked with 12 minutes to go when Barrada pushed up and sent a superb cross in for El-Arabi to fire home.

Both teams struggled to create clear-cut chances in the final few minutes as they each left with a point.

nextarticle

Bafana Bounce Back

30 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

168 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

12 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

45 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

72 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Watch: Onyango's Howler As Sundowns' Struggles Continue

28 Nov 11, 2019 04:33 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

12 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

World's Richest Club Revealed, Real Dethroned

10 Nov 18, 2019 05:45 PM in World News

Europe's Top 10 Dribblers Revealed

4 Nov 18, 2019 12:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 17, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Five Players Mourinho Could Sign In January

17 Nov 20, 2019 02:31 PM in English Premier League

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad