FOLLOW LIVE: Morocco, Senegal, Algeria all in Africa Cup of Nations action

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With the tournament now in full swing with both its official and complete openings in the rear view mirror, Groups C and Dnow takes the field as Morocco has an early tilt with Namibia before Senegal meets Tanzania and Algeria takes on Kenya.

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First up is the Group D match with a wildly talented Moroccan side listed as one of the tournament favorites. The starting lineup features well-known players such as Hakim Ziyech of Ajax and Roman Saiss of Wolves, plus 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund talent Achraf Hakimi along the back line. They take on a Namibian side of mostly domestic players, although their squad does sport defender Ryan Nyambe of Blackburn Rovers.

Later in the afternoon, a Senegal side bursting with European talent takes on Tanzania, with Sadio Mane ready to captain his country after winning the Champions League with Liverpool a few weeks ago. The squad also sports Everton’s Idrissa Gueye, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, and Inter striker Keita Balde. Tanzania is captained by Genk striker Mbwana Samatta who scored a stunning 20 goals in 28 Belgian league matches last season plus another 12 in all other competitions.

Finally, the late kick features Algeria, fronted by Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and Leicester City striker Islam Slimani, matches up with Kenya.