Both sides now have two points each.
Debutants, Cape Verde, and North African giants, Morocco, have their back on the wall and all to do in their final group game having settled for a 1-1draw in Wednesday night’s second Group A game.
Youssef El Arabi was the hero for Morocco as his 78th minute strike ensured that the Atlas Lions earned a face saving draw against the Cape Verde team who have been dubbed giant killers.
The new comers; Cape Verde had shot into the lead through one of their most experienced players, Platini, in the 36th minute off a counter attack.
Platini calmly finished off a beautifully slipped pass from Ryan Mendes from dip inside his own half.
And for long moments after that first half goal, Cape Verde looked good for their lead, and were heading for a shock win, until substitute, Al Arabi, smashed home an Abdelaziz Barrada cut back with 12 minutes left.
Morocco looked the better side after the goal, and could have snatched the winner dead into the game but had their shots go wide over the bar.
The game then turned into end-to-end entertainment when the five minutes added time was announced, as both sides tried to go for the kill in an attempt to get all three points on offer but to no avail
The draw means that hosts, South Africa are now the clear leaders of Group A, following their earlier 2-0 win over Angola with 4points. While Morocco and Cape Verde are tied on two points and Angola stay bottom with just a solitary point from two games.
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