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Morocco boss Herve Renard singled out neighbours Algeria as the most impressive team at the Africa Cup of Nations heading into the knockout stages that begin on Friday in Egypt.
Hakim Ziyech dazzled as Ajax embarked on an unforgettable European run while scooping a league and cup double, but the Morocco star has yet to cast his magic over the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of Friday's last-16 tie with Benin.
Already through in Group D, Morocco can seal top spot against a South Africa side fast gaining in belief at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Morocco coach Herve Renard is anticipating a "tough game" against South Africa Monday at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt despite the contrasting fortunes of the teams.
Herve Renard faces former side Ivory Coast on Friday, but they will not be out to avenge the costly World Cup qualification loss to Morocco.
Since transforming perennial underachievers the Ivory Coast into African champions four years ago, Herve Renard has tormented them as coach of Morocco.
Morocco coach Herve Renard expressed his unhappiness at the absence of any water breaks in Sunday's 1-0 win over Namibia after Africa Cup of Nations organisers said an extreme heat policy would be in place amid sweltering temperatures in Egypt.
Namibian Itamunua Keimuine headed an 89th-minute Hakim Ziyech free-kick into his own net to gift Morocco a 1-0 victory Sunday in the opening Africa Cup of Nations Group D match.