PHOTOS: Morocco retain CHAN title after beating Mali
Morocco beat Mali 2-0 in the 2021 CHAN final. [Photo: Twitter]

Morocco (Atlas Lions) beat Mali 2-0 in the final of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Sunday, becoming the first team to retain the trophy in the competition’s history.

Soufiane Bouftini and Ayoub El Kaabi both scored in the space of 11 second-half minutes to help Morocco secure the trophy once more in the tantalising final in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Defender Bouftini opened the scoring after 68 minutes and forward El Kaabi added the second in the 79th.

The tournament also served as a test event for Cameroon, who in January 2022 host the 24-team Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals. 

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PHOTOS: Morocco retain CHAN title after beating Mali
[Photo: Twitter]
PHOTOS: Morocco retain CHAN title after beating Mali
CHAN trophy [Photo: Twitter]
PHOTOS: Morocco retain CHAN title after beating Mali
[Photo: Twitter]
PHOTOS: Morocco retain CHAN title after beating Mali
The Atlas Lions celebrating after the win. [Photo: Twitter]
PHOTOS: Morocco retain CHAN title after beating Mali
The Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium hosted the final in the capital, Yaoundé. [Photo: Twitter]

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