All eyes will be on the Laurent Pokou Stadium as Morocco and South Africa square off against each other on Tuesday January 30. Which of these teams will advance to the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)?
Probable Morocco vs South Africa lineups
Hakim Ziyech is questionable for Morocco ahead of this match. The former Ajax player was injured in Morocco's 1-0 victory over Zambia, and had to be subbed off at the start of the second half.
The Atlas Lions are expected to line up in a 4-1-4-1 formation like they did in their final group game.
On the other hand, South Africa have no new absentees heading into this clash. Hugo Broos experimented with three different formations in Bafana Bafana‘s three group games. He will likely use a 4-3-3 formation for this match.
With that in mind, here's how we think these teams will line up for this mouthwatering clash:
Defenders: Attiyat Allah, Yunis Abdelhamid, Nayef Aguerd, Achraf Hakimi.
Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Sofiane Boufal, Ismael Saibari, Azzedine Ounahi, Amine Adli.
Forwards: El Kaabi.
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Khuliso Mudau, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala, Aubrey Modiba.
Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena, Sphephelo Sithole, Themba Zwane.
Forwards: Thapelo Morena, Evidence Makgopa, Percy Tau.
Confirmed Morocco vs South Africa lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Morocco vs South Africa stats
Morocco finished at the top of Group F with seven points from a possible nine. They scored five times in the group stages whilst conceding just one goal.
On the other hand, South Africa had a win, a draw and a loss in their three group games. They failed to score in two of those matches whilst keeping two clean sheets. Bafana Bafana were second in Group E.
These are some Morocco vs South Africa head to head stats that might interest you:
- This will be the 10th meeting between these teams
- Both teams met five times at the AFCON in the past
- These teams first met in February 1998
- These teams last met in June 2023
- Morocco's record vs South Africa: (W3, D3, L3)
Where to watch Morocco vs South Africa on TV
SABC Plus, SABC 3 and Supersport will broadcast this match on TV for fans who reside in South Africa.
On the other hand, there are a few TV options for those who reside in Morocco, these include Arryadia, SNRT Live and beIN Sports.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago