Morocco was crowned U23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title winners after
beating defending champions Egypt 2-1 in extra time at home in Rabat on
Saturday (8 July).
The North Africans became only the fourth nation to lift the trophy since the
football tournament was launched in 2011.
The quadrennial football showpiece also served as the Olympic qualifier, with the
top three finishers booking their places to Paris 2024. Egypt and Morocco secured
their places at the Olympics by reaching the final.
Mali was the third team to earn their Olympic ticket after beating Guinea 4-3 in a
penalty shootout to clinch the bronze medal.