By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com Cameroon
After defeating Cameroon 4#0 in a semi-final derby Wednesday February 3, 2021, the Atlas Lions will not want to risk a record making opportunity winning the CHAN trophy back-to-back.
Head coach Hussein Ammouta Lhoussaine Ammouta, says it will be a pleasure for his team to win the finals back-to-back.
“It has never happened in the competition to make it to back to back final. It is going to be a pleasure for us to win the competition back to back and we will put in all that it takes for us to win the final.”
Commenting on the quality of the game and pre-match experience coach Ammouta honestly express how tensed his side was to face the Intermediate Lions of Cameroon.
“To be frank, before his encounter, we were a bit worried about this Cameroon team because we knew that they can pose some threat in terms of the set piece. We have it as an objective to learn from each match and that helped us win today.”
“I congratulate Cameroon coach coming this far. It was a difficult game for us but things changed after we scored the first goal. It was more of the collectivity of the team that led to our victory.” Coach Ammouta added.
Because of the presence of 2018 top goalscorer Ayoub El Kaabi in Morocco’s squad, many thought it was the same team that hosted the CHAN in 2018 and emerged victorious. But the lead trainer clears the air.
“I wanted the story of my own. This is quite a different team from the one that won the last competition. We lost some members of this team. With the present team, we achieve great things in the competition.” Coach Ammouta
Morocco will play against West African side Mali who succeed in sending Guinea home through a 5#4 penalty shout-out. The finals is slated for February 7, 2021 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.
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