PRAIA, Cape Verde – Morocco has defended its African Blind Football Championship managing a big 8-1 win against Mali to claim the continental championship yet again on Sunday afternoon.
It was a dominant win for the Moroccans which continued to be the strongest team in African Blind Football by some margin. Morocco just exploded in the match for its strongest win of the tournament, pacing itself well through the tournament before butting in its best performance in the final.
The third place match took place on Saturday afternoon with the home crowd being left disappointed as Egypt claimed the bronze medal with a 5-2 win over Cape Verde. The match just got away from Cape Verde in the second half, with the score at half time 2-2 following the first ever first half goals from Cape Vede, one coming from the spot. But from there Egypt took fire scoring three goals in the second half to claim third place, an encouraging win for the Egyptians.
Morocco was dominant through the group stage as it looked to defend its title with an undefeated record through the group stage. The Moroccans conceded just one goal during the group stage, winning all three matches by hefty margins, with Cape Verde making it tight with a 3-0 win for Morocco in the final group stage game.
Mali may have lost to Morocco in the group stages but went to the final with the most impressive goal difference after a pair of dominant wins against the two other teams in the group. Mali smashed Egypt 7-1 in the final group stage game to finish with a goal difference of 16.
By making the final, both Mali and Morocco will qualify for the IBSA Blind Football Championship in 2018 as the African qualifiers, with Morocco looking for a strong performance again.