The Atlas Lions of Morocco have become the third country to qualify for the semi final of the African Nations Championship.
The defending lions and favorites in group C gave outright punishment to the Chipolopolos of Zambia.
With the first seven minutes of play, Morocco consolidated their qualification ticket by scoring two goals.
The Morocco imposed their play style that destabilized the Zambians who were second in group D.h
The first half was essentially controlled by the Moroccans who who consolidated their victory with a third goal. The goal came after Zambians in an attemptsl to bounce back in the game earn a red card for rough play.
Player wearing Jersey number 23 for Zambia, Zechariah Chilongoshi was expelled from the pitch with a red card handicapping his team that was already two goals down.
Before the players could adapt to the fact that Zambia was playing 10 against eleven, Morocco netted the third goal from the penalty spot. Moroccan team captain, Ayoub El Kaabi wearing Jersey number 9 scored the penalty.
When both sides returned from the halftime break of the quarter final match, Zambia seem more determined and organized.
They tried on various occasions to break through the Morocco defence till they succeeded to score a goal.
Moses Phiri wearing Jersey number 12 scored for Zambia reducing score difference to 3-1.
Moroccan coach LHoussaine Ammouta made a some tactical Substitutions that reinforced the defence prevent further advances from the Chipolopolo.
At the close of 90 minutes of play, Morocco carried the day 3-1.
Morocco’s number 6, Mohammed Ali Bemammer won the title of man of the match.
As winner of the encounter, Morocco is expected to face Cameroon at the semi final that will be played in Limbe.
The third quarter final encounter was watched total of 6440 spectators at the Reunification Stadium Douala
Reunification Stadium situated in the Bependa neighbourhood of the economic capital.