AFCON23Q: S. Africa Beat Morocco For First Time In 21 Years, Zambia Shock Cote d’Ivoire

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers AFCON23Q have been filled with surprises and upsets, and the latest round of matches did not disappoint. South Africa ended a 21-year drought against Morocco, while Zambia stunned Cote d’Ivoire. These unexpected results have shaken up the standings and have fans eagerly anticipating the next round of matches.

South Africa Ends 21-Year Drought Against Morocco

South Africa faced off against Morocco in a highly anticipated match in AFCON23Q. The two teams had not played against each other in 21 years, and South Africa had not been able to secure a win against Morocco during that time. However, that all changed in this match when South Africa was able to secure a 2-1 victory.

Morocco started strong, dominating possession and creating numerous chances in the first half. However, South Africa was able to hold them off and started to gain momentum as the match went on. In the 54th minute, South African striker, Percy Tau, scored a stunning goal to put his team in the lead.

Morocco fought hard to equalize, but South Africa’s defense held strong and managed to keep them at bay. In the 86th minute, South Africa sealed the deal with a second goal from Bongokuhle Hlongwane, making it 2-0. Morocco was able to score a goal in stoppage time, but it was too little too late, and South Africa walked away with a historic victory.

This win has given South Africa a much-needed boost in the standings, and they are now tied with Ghana for the lead in their group. It has also given the team and their fans a newfound sense of confidence and optimism for the rest of the tournament.

Zambia Stuns Cote d’Ivoire in AFCON23Q Upset

Cote d’Ivoire, one of the top teams in Africa, faced off against Zambia in a match that was expected to be a routine victory for the former. However, Zambia had other plans, and they shocked the world by securing a 2-1 upset victory over Cote d’Ivoire.

Cote d’Ivoire started off strong, with an early goal from Max Gradel in the 6th minute. The team continued to dominate possession and create numerous chances throughout the first half. However, they were unable to convert these chances into goals, and Zambia was able to hold them off.

In the second half, Zambia came out with renewed energy and determination. They were able to equalize in the 66th minute, with a goal from Collins Sikombe, and then took the lead in the 76th minute with a goal from Emmanuel Chabula.

Cote d’Ivoire fought hard to equalize, but Zambia’s defense held strong, and they were able to secure the upset victory. This win has given Zambia a much-needed boost in the standings, and they are now tied with Cameroon for the lead in their group.

The victory has also given Zambia’s fans something to celebrate and has shown that the team is a force to be reckoned with in this tournament. It has also sent shockwaves throughout Africa, and fans around the continent are eagerly anticipating the next round of matches to see what other surprises and upsets await.

The latest round of AFCON23Q matches has shown that anything can happen in this tournament. South Africa’s historic victory over Morocco and Zambia’s upset win over Cote d’Ivoire have shaken up the standings and have shown that the underdogs can come out on top. As the tournament continues, fans around Africa will be eagerly awaiting more surprises and upsets. The Africa Cup of Nations is always full of excitement and drama, and this year’s edition is shaping up to be no different.

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