Morocco coach blames luck for Angola draw in CAN 2013

Mahmoud Elassal, Sunday 20 Jan 2013

Morocco coach praises his team's players after the goalless draw with Angola in the opening day of the African Cup of Nations

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Morocco's head coach Rachid Taoussi, left, reacts as Angola's head coach Gustavo Ferrin of Uruguay, right, watches during their African Cup of Nations group A soccer match at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Saturday Jan. 19, 2013 (Photo: AP)

After the goalless draw with Angola, Morocco coach Rachid Taoussi praised the players performance in the 2013 African Champions League opener on Saturday.

"Morocco players performed well in opening game against Angola," Taoussi told the post game press conference.

"They did their best throughout the game and created more chances to score," he added.

"We played against an experienced team and we edged to dominate them but we suffered bad luck on scoring."

Early on Saturday, South Africa were also held to a goalless draw with Cape Verde in the tournament opener.

"We accept the result despite we had the upper hand and were," the Morocco tactician concluded.

On the other hand, Angola coach Gustavo Ferrin believes that Saturday's draw with Morocco helps his team to go through the second round of the tournament.

"After today's draw with Morocco, I feel Angola can qualify to the next stage of the African Cup of Nations," Ferrin said.

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