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MOROCCO and Ghana meet today as both sides kick off their AFCON campaigns.

Premier League interest is high with Arsenal star Thomas Partey in action, alongside Prem based team-mates Daniel Amartey and Jordan Ayew.

Ghana are aiming for their fifth African Cup of Nations success, while Morocco last won the compeition in 1976.

  • Kick-off: 4pm
  • TV channel/ live stream: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football
  • Morocco XI: Bono; Mmaee, Masina, Aguerd; Hakimi, Saiss, Ounahi, Amallah; Aboukhlal, Boufal, Louza.
  • Ghana XI: Wollacott; Rahman, Amartey, Djiku, Yiadom; Paintsil, Baba, Partey, Sulemana; A. Ayew, J. Ayew.

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  • Later tonight

    A reminder that at 7pm GMT we have the other Group C game between Comoros and Gabon.

    A chance for both sides to capitalise on Ghana’s late defeat to Morocco.

    Comoros are making their debut at the tournament. Can they kick things off by avoiding defeat? Or already obtain a famous win?

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    Ghana’s next game comes against Gabon. That one is now a must-win for the Black Stars if they want to keep qualification for the last 16 in their own hands.

    There are sliding doors moments in major tournaments and that Boufal goal may well have been one of them.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    Ecstacy for Morocco. Devastation for Ghana.

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  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    The winning moment.

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  • complete-TIME: Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    That’s it! Morocco win it thanks to a late strike from Sofiane Boufal!

    Both sides were thoroughly poor for most of the match but it is Morocco who obtain all three points with a nervy win over Ghana.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    90+3 mins: Nearly a second for Morocco inside the final seconds of the game as Amrabat tries his luck by Wollacott is equal to it.

    Ghana holding on to a slender defeat here.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    90+1 mins: SUB! Another sub as Boakye replaces Partey for Ghana.

    A lot of personnel changes but will there be a scoreline change? We are into stoppage time.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    90 mins: SUBS! Morocco let the clock tick down the two more changes.

    Aboukhlal replaced by Rahimi. Ounahi replaced by Amrabat.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    88 mins: Morocco are keeping the ball in the Ghana half. The Black Stars look as though they have run out of legs here.

    Bit of handbags going on in addition as a Aboukhlal has gone down off the ball.

    Nothing in it, really.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    87 mins: Is it too little too late for Ghana?

    OH THAT WOULD HAVE SEALED IT! The delivery is on the button this time from a Moroccan free-kick and Mmaee rises highest but heads wide from inside the six-yard box!

    Should have been 2-0.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    86 mins: SUBS! Suddenly the Ghanaian bench bursts into life as they prepare to make three changes with five minutes of normal time remaining.

    Tetteh, Kyereh and Issahaku are coming on for Paintsil, J. Ayew and Sulemana.

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    83 mins: It was pinballing around inside the Ghana penalty area and when it fell to the Angers man Boufal he turned and drove a thunderous effort beyond Wollacott in double quick time!

    Great finish. Finally we have a goal!

  • GOAL! Morocco 1-0 Ghana

    83 mins: THERE’S THE GOAL! Boufal has surely won the game for Morocco!

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    82 mins: This game is there for the taking if one team just decides to commit a associate more men forward as we go into the latter stages of this opening Group C clash.

    A reminder that Comoros vs Gabon will also be covered live by SunSport later on this evening. That one kicks off at 7pm GMT.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    80 mins: A change of shirt and Andre Ayew has re-entered the fray – bandage on head and all.

    We have 10 minutes remaining. Can either side find a winner?

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    78 mins: SUB! Tissoudali has come on for Louza as Morocco twitch first in making substitutions.

    Ayew is nevertheless off the pitch and waiting to come on as Morocco come forward.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    78 mins: Ayew is the player who went down in the head clash. He has since been taped up with a bandage around his head. He was also bleeding very heavily.

    Looks like he is going to carry on?! A speculate decision, that.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    75 mins: Ghana continuing to put their foot on the gas now. Partey stands over a free-kick to the right of the penalty area.

    It’s an excellent delivery and Andre Ayew gets something on it but it’s down into the ground and straight into the arms of Bono.

    Looks like there’s been a clash of heads too so this could be a stoppage in play.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    73 mins: OH THERE’S THE CHANCE OF THE MATCH!

    Sulemana springs down the right and cuts a cross back. It’s intercepted and cleared but only as far as Paintsil on the edge of the area. He brings the ball down and curls one towards the top corner but Bono flings his hand to it and tips the ball away!

    So close to a Ghana opener.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    72 mins: Louza delivers the free-kick into the box from the right-hand side but in addition AGAIN it is a dreadful set-piece. It drifts over everyone’s heads and goes out for a Ghana throw.

    Surely there is one more big chance left in this game? Please tell me there is!

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    70 mins: Hakimi has not been anywhere near the level he has shown at PSG. He has failed to provide any sort of real attacking outlet down the right.

    As I say that, he draws a free-kick as Baba chops him down.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    68 mins: Ounahi and Hakimi fail to link up properly and the ball rolls out for a Ghana throw on the far touchline.

    There is definitely an component of rustiness on the part of both teams. They look more like individual strangers than a team at the moment. And that is at its clearest in the final third.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    66 mins: Andre Ayew sees action at both ends! He goes in the referee’s book but then at the other end has an opportunity in front of goal.

    The former Swansea City man tries to hook a volley in between Bono’s posts but it’s over the top.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    64 mins: Paintsil does exceptionally well to drift past a associate of Moroccan challenges but Aguerd does brilliantly to get back at him and usher the ball out for a goal kick.

    Been a poor night for the forward players so far – but the defending has been rather impressive. From both sides.

  • Morocco 0-0 Ghana

    62 mins: A little dip in the tempo of the game after an exciting 10 minutes where both sides pushed for the opening goal.

    You do begin to surprise as the match goes on and remains 0-0 whether the two teams will see a point as a positive. Especially given the dangerous Gabon are also in their group.



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