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SAT 08 OCTOBER 2016, 16:00, FRANCEVILLE

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Gabon frustrate Morocco in Group C opener

by BackPageTXT

Sat October 08, 19:28

Gabon and Morocco played to a goalless draw in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Saturday evening.

The two African nations locked horns in a Group C game which was played at the Stade de Franceville in Franceville.

Both sides created good goal scoring opportunities towards the half-time break - Morocco striker Youssef El Arabi missed the target from close range.

While Gabon midfielder Guelor Kanga unleashed a powerful shot which narrowly missed the target just before the half-time break.

Youssef El Nesyri, who had replaced El Arabi at half-time, pulled the trigger from range seven minutes into the second-half and his attempt missed the target.

Gabon captain and striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was guilty for missing two chances towards the end of the Group C encounter.

In the end, Morocco stood firm at the back and the match ended in a goalless draw on the evening.

Gabon 0
Morocco 0

Gabon XI: Ovono; Obiang, Ecuélé, Ondele, Tandjigora; Biyogho, Leminá; Ndong, Kanga; Aubameyang, Evouna

Morocco XI: Munir, Ait Bennasser, Da Costa, Saiss, Lazaar, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Amrabat, Boussoufa, Tannane, El Arabi

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