Morocco boss Vahid Halilhodžić names starting men against the Black Stars of Ghana in Afcon opener at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium. After being hit with six COVID cases, Halilhodžić moderates XI against Black Stars.
Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou start in posts whiles the likes of Sami Mmaee, PSG wing back Achraf Hakimi, Sofiane Boufal start.
Milovan Rajevac on the other hand names a strong XI to face a side that defeated Ghana in friendly in June last year. Joseph Wollacott maintains his position in posts, Daniel Amartey, Djiku, Rahman and Yiadom complete the back line.
In midfield, Arsenal midfielder Partey, Iddrisu Baba, Stade Rennes hot prospect Sulemana and Paintsil got the nod while the Ayew brothers lead the line in 4-4-2 system.
Morocco XI: Yassine Bounou, Sami Mmaee, Adam Masina, Nayef Aguerd, Achraf Hakimi, Romain Saiss, Azzedine Ounahi, Selim Amallah, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Sofiane Boufal, Imran Loza.
Ghana XI: Joseph Wollacott, Andy Yiadom, Alexander Djiku, Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman, Baba Iddrisu,Thomas Partey, Joseph Paintsil, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Andrew Ayew, Jordan Ayew.