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Morocco need self belief, says coach

By Football News



Morocco coach Rachid Taoussi says his team have to overcome a fear of failure if they're going to succeed.

They take on African Cup of Nations debutants Cape Verde in Durban on Wednesday searching for their first win in Group A after a 0-0 draw against Angola.

"On the psychological level, players are afraid to go into attack, because they are scared for being discovered and concede a goal. They thought (against Angola) that one point is better than zero," Taoussi said.

"This is a team building with an average age of 24. Players and staff are aware of their responsibility to give happiness to the people of Morocco."

All teams in Group A have one point after the first round of matches saw two goalless draws.

Meanwhile, Cape Verde islands coach Lucio Antunes is not overawed by their group opponents, especially after drawing with South Africa in the opening match team.

"I think there's a lot of euphoria, but we know our real capacity, the value of our team, the value of the opponents," Antunes said.

"Let's face the game with respect, without fear, always playing to score and if we can win, it will be even better.

"Regarding the next stage, our target is to grow the team. We will do our best to grow day by day and in the end we do the maths."

All teams in Group A have one point after the first round of matches saw two goalless draws.