• CHAN NT: Morocco lose 2-1 to Gambia in friendly

    (Xinhua) -- Morocco were handed a wake-up called ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship after succumbing to a 2-1 friendly loss to Gambia.

    Morocco will host from January 12-February 4 the African tournament, which features domestic players in the continent.

    In Marrakech Grand Stadium, Momodou Ceesay scored twice for Gambia in 11th and 38th minutes, while the sole goal of the Moroccan squad was scored by Ahmed Hamoudane in the 45th minute.

    In their build-up for the 2018 African Nations Championship, the Moroccan team defeated Mauritania 4-2 on Friday.

    For the Gambians, the match was part of their preparations for their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria in March 2018. Enditem

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