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Holders Morocco will meet Mali in the final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon on Sunday 7, February.

Raja Casablanca striker Soufiane Rahimi was the two-goal hero for Morocco who produced one of their best displays of the tournament to beat hosts Cameroon 4-0 on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of retaining the title.

Mohammed Ali Bemammer and Soufiane Bouftini wrapped up the emphatic victory for the Atlas Lions past the Indomitable Lions.

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The North Africans secured the title on home soil in 2018 when beating Nigeria 4-0 in the final.

Earlier in the day, goalkeeper Djigui Diarra and striker Mamadou Coulibaly were the penalty heroes as Mali beat Guinea after the first semi-final ended goalless after an evenly-balanced 120 minutes at Douala’s Japoma Stadium.

Diarra saved Guinea play-maker Morlaye Sylla’s penalty while Coulibaly maintained his calm to send Tsekouba Camara the wrong way on the winning penalty to secure a place into the final.

Mali will be in the CHAN final for a second time, and looking to improve on their 3-0 defeat to DR Congo in 2016.

Guinea will play hosts Cameroon in the third-place playoff at the Reunification Stadium in Douala on Saturday.