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Medhi Benatia, Achraf Hakimi revel in historic Morocco win over Cameroon

5:37 PM SGT 17/11/18
Benatia Dirar Morocco
The Atlas Lions defeated the west African country country for the first time in a competitive fixture in Casablanca on Friday night

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia and Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi have taken to social media to celebrate Morocco's 2-0 triumph over Cameroon.

Hakim Ziyech's brace in the second half was all Herve Renard's men needed to grab a win at the Stade Mohammed V in Friday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Prior to the match, Morocco have failed in previous attempts to defeat next year's Afcon hosts, Cameroon in an international outing.

However, the win comes as a relief after last year's loss in Yaounde and shot the Atlas Lions to the summit of the Group B standings with 10 points from five games - to open a two-point lead over the Indomitable Lions.

And Benatia and Hakimi, in a celebratory mood, have described the result as an 'important victory' as they near a spot in the 2019 continental tournament.

"Important victory for the team, for my coach, for the people, Al Hamdoulillah. A lion remains a lion," Benatia wrote on Instagram.

"Victory is important to bring us closer to achieving the desired goal!," Hakimi posted.