Having made history at the 2022 World Cup by becoming the first African side to reach the semi-final stage, plenty is expected of the Atlas Lions.
Only once before have they lifted the AFCON title and that came way back in 1976, but now feels like the right time.
Boasting some huge talent across some of Europe’s biggest clubs, they will be under pressure to make a statement in their opening fixture.
Tanzania, despite being easy on the eye at times, lack much in the way of firepower and look a favourable opponent to start your campaign against.
However, this has already been a tournament of shocks.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Morocco vs Tanzania is scheduled for a 5pm BST kick-off time today, Wednesday 17 January, 2024.
The Laurent Pokou Stadium in San Pedro will host.
Where to watch Morocco vs Tanzania
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 4.55pm ahead of a 5pm kick-off.
Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch the game on the Sky Go app.
Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Morocco vs Tanzania team news
Bayern Munich defender Noussair Mazraoui is a doubt having carried an injury into the tournament, meaning Attiat Allah will likely deputise at left-back.
Ayoub El Kaabi and Tarik Tissoudali are options to compete with star striker Youssef En-Nesyri, who starred at the World Cup.
English-based Haji Mnoga, Tarryn Allarakhia and Anthony Ben Starkie will be hoping to feature for Tanzania.
Morocco vs Tanzania prediction
Such was their showing at the World Cup, it would be a major shock to see the Atlas Lions fail to get their campaign off with a win.
Morocco to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Morocco wins: 3
Tanzania wins: 1
Morocco vs Tanzania latest odds
Morocco to win: 2/7
Tanzania to win: 10/1
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.