"West Germany was like Goliath," Ghandi reminisces.
"They had star players like Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller and Sepp Maier."
But the Moroccans had no intention of giving the Europeans an easy victory.
In the 21st minute, Houmane Jarir scored the game's opening goal, stunning 12,000 fans at the Estadio Guanajuato in Leon.
"Our first goal really shocked the Germans," Ghandi said.
"Only God knows what they must have thought when we were in the lead."
After a fruitful first half, the second half saw an unpleasant reversal in fortunes.
In a desperate bid to equalize, the West Germans launched several attacks.
Morocco was unable to withstand the onslaught, as Uwe Seeler and Muller scored the goals that salvaged the game for Germany.
In Ghandi's opinion, the Atlas Lions would have earned a point if they had substituted Allal Kassou, their injured goalkeeper.
"Our keeper was injured but we did not change him.
"That was a major mistake."
Events took a strange twist in Morocco's next game against Peru.
"They had an earthquake in their country and the players initially decided to leave the tournament and return home.
"This would have meant that we would have been awarded the match."
But the winds of fortune did not blow the Lions way.
"Our coach gave us a break from training but the Peruvians decided they would play afterall."
The match was a sour experience for Morocco, as they lost 3-0.