Hosts Morocco have qualified for next year’s FIFA women’s World Cup, after defeating debutants Botswana 2-1 in the second quarter-final of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) on Wednesday.

Morocco have now qualified for next year’s women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, their first ever at the global stage.

Sanaa Massoudy gave Morocco the perfect start in the third minute after getting onto a set piece and slotting past the keeper.

But just four minutes after going behind, Botswana equalized thanks to a wonderful left foot free-kick from Keitumetse Dithebe