While Renard does not have enough faith in his Atlas Lions, another international coach has high expectations for Morocco’s national football team.
Rabat – The head coach of the Nigerian football team, Gernot Rohr, has said that Egypt and Morocco are his favorites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).
Quoted by several international news outlets, Rohr said, “According to the last FIFA ranking, Morocco are currently the best in Africa, while Egypt will play at home and enjoy the support of their fans, and for this reason both teams are the closest to the title.”
Rohr said that his team will do its utmost in the big tournament. “I am very positive. We will go to the tournament to perform well and compete for the title.”
Rohr has a more optimistic view of Morocco’s football team than their head coach, Herve Renard.
In January, Renard said that the Egypt and Senegal teams are his favorites to win the AFCON title.
He said that the Atlas Lions will go with “ambitions, which is normal. But today, there are two great favorites: Egypt of course, and Senegal. Morocco, with Algeria, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire and others, is among the outsiders.”
The tournament will begin on June 21 in Egypt.
On Friday, March 22, Morocco’s national team will play its last qualifier game of the competition against Malawi in Blantyre, Malawi.
The qualification stage for the tournament ends Tuesday, March 26, but Morocco has already qualified.