Morocco lose to Mozambique in Nations Cup qualifiers

Mohamad Mosselhi , Sunday 9 Sep 2012

Morocco lose 2-0 to minnows Mozambique in the first leg of the final round of the 2013 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday in Maputo

Morocco's coach Eric Gerets

Morocco risk missing out on the upcoming African Cup of Nations after losing 2-0 to hosts Mozambique in the first leg of the qualifiers' final round on Sunday in Maputo.

Almiro Lobo gave Mozambique the lead in the 75th minute and Elias Pelembe wrapped up the victory in stoppage time.

Morocco will face an uphill climb when they meet Mozambique in Rabat in next month's second leg. They will need to win by a three goal margin to reach next year's Nations Cup finals in South Africa.

Earlier in the day, Zimbabwe beat Angola 3-1 in Harare. The second legs will be played 12-14 October.

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