“They defended in numbers and took responsibility” — Okocha on how Morocco stunned Belgium

“They defended in numbers and took responsibility” — Okocha on how Morocco stunned Belgium

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Austin Okocha is excited withMorocco’s 2-0 win over Belgium in Sunday’s 2022 World Cup game.

The North Africans stunned the World number two, winning 2-0 at the Al Thumama Stadium.


Zakaria Aboukhlal and Abdelhamid Sabiri got the goals that earned the Atlas Lions their biggest in the history of the tournament.

Reacting to the result, Okocha said he is proud of the Moroccans.

“We said it before the game that records are meant to be broken and that we hope that it would be today and now they’ve gone on to make us proud because it’s a well deserved win,” Okocha said on Supersport

“What I love about this win is that after they scored the way they managed the game, defended in numbers and took responsibility to ensure that this Belgium team did not get anything.

The former Super Eagles captain, stressed that, Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech deserves credit for his role in the game.

“I’m overwhelmed with joy and I think I think we have to say congratulations to Morocco. Take nothing away from this goal and you have to give credit to Ziyech for the hard work he put in making sure he picked out his teammate. I mean, that sealed the game.”

Morocco has four points after two game, and faces Canada in their last Group game.

A draw or a win will guarantee them a place in the round of 16.

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