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2022 World Cup: ‘He Was A Workaholic Against Belgium’ –Okocha Hails Ziyech

2022 World Cup: ‘He Was A Workaholic Against Belgium’ –Okocha Hails Ziyech

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Austin Okocha has lauded Hakim Ziyech’s impressive performance in Morocco’s 2-0 win over Belgium in Sunday’s 2022 World Cup game.

Recall that two late goals from Zakaria Aboukhlal and Abdelhamid Sabiri was enough to secure Morocco’s famous win over the European giants.

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Reacting to Ziyech’s performance, Okocha noted that the former Ajax star deserves all the credit.

“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.

“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.”

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  • pompei 2 months ago

    And this is the same Ziyech their former coach whatever his name is left out of the squad for long periods, not even taking him to the Afcon. If he was still in charge, he would have excluded Ziyech from the world cup squad.
    Apart from Ziyech, I was impressed with Roman Saiss. So solid defensively, and a huge threat in set pieces.
    The way Morocco managed the game, as Jay Jay mentioned, is the main area Nigeria need to improve on.
    Against a side like Belgium, you need a bit of good fortune to get a result like this, but Morocco did their part.
    Their competent football administrators created an enabling environment, which is the foundation for success. And the coach and players did the rest on the pitch. They worked their socks off, they were brave, AND FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE.