Morocco’s head coach Walid Regragui has emphasized the importance of his team winning the Africa Cup of Nations before they can aspire to become world champions.
Despite being the first African team to reach the last four of a World Cup, the Atlas Lions have not lifted the AFCON title since 1976. However, the team recently recorded a historic victory against Brazil, the top-ranked team in the world, in a friendly match.
Regragui has urged his players to remain focused and not get carried away with their recent successes. He also highlighted the significance of the holy month of Ramadan and the need for his team to confirm their achievements through prayer.
In addition, Morocco has secured a place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations following a 2-2 draw between South Africa and Liberia, which means neither team can catch up with them in Group K.
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Overall, Morocco’s recent victory against Brazil and their qualification for the AFCON have boosted their confidence, but Regragui has reminded his team that there is still a long way to go before they can achieve their ultimate goal of becoming world champions.