Morocco v Togo

Morocco need to get points on the board in Afcon 2017 Group C when they take on Togo at Stade d'Oyem on Friday.

The Atlas Lions are the only side in the group not to have any points after losing 1-0 to DR Congo in their opening game, while Togo managed a credible 0-0 draw with Côte d'Ivoire.

The good news for the Moroccans is that they last faced Togo in a friendly match as recently as November of last year, and managed to win 2-1 in front of their own fans.

Moroccan defensive midfielder Karim El Ahmadi believes that his side still deserve to be considered tournament favourites, but admits that they need more than just individual talent to reach the next stage.

"I think we are among the favourites, in particular when you look at our individual quality," the Feyenoord player told NOS. "But a lot of things play a role at the Africa Cup of Nations.

"You have to be strong as a team. We have a lot of individual talent, but you face bad pitches and physically strong opponents at the AFCON. We have to adapt."

Togo's veteran striker Emmanuel Adebayor, meanwhile, insisted on the need for the right mentality, hinting that the minnows shouldn't be discounted, but they mustn't get ahead of themselves either after impressing against Les Éléphants.

"We have a big chance but have to keep our heads," Adebayor told The Guardian. "At 4pm on Monday people at home said we were going to lose 5-0 against Ivory Coast. At 7pm they said we were going to be champions."

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