Morocco seek 2004 revenge against Tunisia in Group C

Tunisia's 2004 African champions
Tunisia beat Morocco 2-1 in the final of the 2004 Nations Cup in Tunis, to win the competition for the very first time

Morocco will be out for revenge when they face Tunisia in Group C of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, says federation official Khalid Laraichi.

The North Africans - drawn in Group C alongside Niger and co-hosts Gabon - met in the 2004 final in Tunis.

"We were in the final against Tunisia which they won, so we have a battle to win," said general secretary Laraichi.

"We are satisfied as we feel the draw was good for us - and playing in Libreville is good for us."

Morocco begin open their campaign against the Tunisians on 23 January, in a match which could get the group off to a spectacular start.

Earlier that day, Gabon will look to use home advantage in the capital Libreville to defeat surprise finalists Niger.

Niger knocked out both African champions Egypt and 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa in qualifying, but Laraichi says his side is ready to meet the Mena.

"We played Niger in a friendly," he told BBC Sport.

When the sides did meet, in a friendly in February 2011, the Atlas Lions were convincing winners in Marrakech - winning 3-0.

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