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Morocco Beat Zambia Away To Edge Close To Paris Olympic Games

Morocco women’s away victory in Zambia moves them one step closer to the Paris 2024 Olympics Games.

The Moroccan women’s national team’s thrilling 2-1 first-leg victory against hosts Zambia in Ndola on Friday moved them one step closer to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Rosella Ayane, a striker, scored the game’s winning goal in the 95th minute to give the Atlas Lionesses the crucial victory they needed on the road.

The Atlas Lionesses are in a strong position now that they have achieved this victory as they prepare for the home leg on Tuesday.

The Moroccan team, managed by coach Jorge Vilda, outwitted their Bruce Mwape-led counterparts from Zambia by showcasing remarkable tenacity and talent.

They survived early pressure and even survived a near-penalty scare in the 33rd minute when Moroccan custodian Khadija Rmichi masterfully stopped Prisca Chilufya’s attempt.

But in the 45th minute, right before the half, Zineb Redouani’s spectacular goal from 30 yards or more gave Morocco the lead, rendering Zambian custodian Eunice Sakala useless.

After Zambia exerted constant pressure on the Moroccans, they eventually let up an equaliser in the 80th minute to Lushomo Mweemba.

But just when it looked like the game would end in a draw, Ayane saved the day by winning it for Morocco in the closing seconds of play.

When they host Zambia on Tuesday in the second leg, Jorge Vilda’s team will be looking to continue their winning ways as they get ready to head home.