African Qualifiers for 2026 World Cup: ‘We’ve Done the Essential by Winning our First Three Games’, Says Morocco’s Head Coach

Speaking at a press conference following the Moroccan football team’s game against Congo Brazzaville, Regragui stated that this latest “success gives us the advantage of having a better goal difference than the other teams in the group”.

Regragui expressed satisfaction with the performance shown by his team, who played with great intensity despite fatigue and the accumulation of matches throughout the season with their respective clubs.

According to Regragui, maintaining the lead in Group E with 9 points from three wins will enable the national team to face the next qualifying matches with confidence.

In addition to three points, the match against Congo Brazzaville showed the group’s cohesion and the harmony between players who gave their best, he said, adding that his priority is to create a balance within the squad.

For his part, Congolese football manager, Isaac Ngata, said that his team had come up against a formidable opponent, highlighting that Morocco’s team was very well organized in all aspects of the game. 

He stated that his players were unable to limit the attacks of the Moroccan team, who started off strong by opening the scoring in the 8th minute, and continued to attack quickly, putting the opposing defense under pressure.

After the game against Congo Brazzaville, Morocco leads Group E with 9 points, ahead of Tanzania (6 pts), Niger and Zambia (3 pts). Congo Brazzaville brings up the rear with 0 pts.

Moroccan national football team, which scored a sensational 6-0 victory against its Congo Brazzaville counterpart on Tuesday at Agadir's Adrar Stadium in the 4th matchday (Group E) of the African qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, has done the essential by winning its third victory, said Moroccan head coach, Walid Regragui.

12 June 2024