Moroccan Real Madrid Fans Unveil Spectacular Tifo in Bernabeu Stadium

Rabat - The association of Moroccan fans of Real Madrid, known as Pena Casa Madridista, delighted the 80,000 Madrid fans who were present at the Santiago Benrebeu stadium on Saturday. The Moroccan association who traveled to Madrid to attend the match that pitted Real Madrid against Malaga, unveiled a spectacular Tifo in the Bernabeu stadium as their favorite team entered the pitch. The Tifo conveyed a mess ...

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Blind Man Completes Morocco’s ‘Marathon des Sables’

Rabat - A blind man, known as "Blind Dave", has accomplished the tough challenge of the Moroccan 'Marathon des Sables,' becoming the first blind athlete to complete this Marathon. Dave Heeley, from West Bromwich in UK, who has ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents, accepted the challenge in order to raise funds for the Albion Foundation. The father of three managed to raise over £20,000 (abo ...

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Moroccan Football Player Nabil Oumghar Dies

Rabat - Moroccan football player Nabil Oumghar has died on Monday morning after almost two months of being in coma from a car accident. The player of Chabab Rif Al Hoceima (CRA), 27, was taken to hospital last February following a car crash accident near the northern city of Al Hoceima. He was initially hospitalized at Mohammed V Hospital in Al Hoceima before being transported by helicopter to another hospi ...

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Poland’s Tomasz Marczynski Wins 2015 Morocco’s Cycling Tour

Casablanca - Poland’s Tomasz Tomasz won on Sunday the 28th edition of Morocco’s cycling tour (Tour du Maroc). Marczynski won the race after finishing first in three legs between Settat and Marrakech, Khenifra and Fez and Nador and AL Hoceima. The previous edition was won by Frence’s Julien Loubet. Mohamed El Gourch was the only Moroccan to win the Tour du Maroc in 1960, 1964 and 1965. ...

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Morocco Defeats China in World Series of Boxing

Rabat - Team Moroccan Atlas Lions defeated China Dragons in week 12 of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) in Casablanca on Friday. It is the third successive victory for the Moroccan franchise in the campaign. Mohammed Rabii (69 kg) enjoyed his sixth consecutive win over China's Liu Wei. Rabii has maintained his points advantage over Ireland's Steven Donnelly and is now level on points with top ranked Radzhab ...

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Agadir Hosts the Green International Marathon on April 26

Rabat - The city of Agadir is to host the third edition of its Green International Marathon on Sunday April 26th. Dubbed the first green Marathon in Morocco and Africa, this year's edition of Agadir's Marathon will be held under the slogan "We run for the environment." Organizers said the slogan's choice stems from the city's commitments to preserve the environment and to sustain green spaces. They are proj ...

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Morocco’s Benatia Absent for Two to Four Weeks Due to Injury

Rabat - Morocco international and Bayern Munich central defender Mehdi Benatia will be absent for a month due to a hamstring injury. It is now confirmed that the 27-year-old will miss both legs of his team's quarter-final against FC Porto. The former AS Roma defender limped out of his team's penalty win against Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday. "Following medical tests I am out for two to four ...

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CAN 2017 Qualifiers: Morocco With Libya, Cap Verde, Sao Tome

Rabat - After winning its appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Morocco was included in the draw for 2017 qualifiers conducted by the Confederation of African Football on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt. Morocco was placed in Group F, alongside Cape Verde, Libya and Sao Tome. Morocco had been banned from taking part in the next two tournaments of the African Cup of Nations, but was allowed to take p ...

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Gabon to Host 2017 African Cup of Nations

Rabat- The African Football Confederation (CAF) designated on Wednesday in Cairo Gabon as host of the 2017 African Cup of Nations. The announcement was made by CAF President Issa Hayatou ollowing votes by the CAF Executive Committee. The West African country beat Ghana and Algeria, who were also candidate to host the 31th edition of the continental tournament. With this designation, Gabon will host the CAN ...

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Raja’s President Denies Reaching an Agreement With Faouzi Benzarti

Rabat - Raja Casablanca President Mohammed Boudrika denied news reports that his team had reached an agreement with Tunisian coach, Faouzi Benzarti, to lead the Casablanca-based team next season. Boudrika told the team's official website that news suggesting Faouzi Benzarti will make a return to the Green Castle by the end of the season is 'groundless'. He added that disseminating such news at this particul ...

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Tunisian Faouzi Benzarti New Coach of Raja of Casablanca

Rabat - Raja Casablanca President Mohammed Boudrika has announced on Tuesday that Tunisian coach, Faouzi Benzarti, will make a return to the Casablanca-based team, reports say. Benzarti will replace current coach Jose Romao who is set to leave the Green Castle by the end of the season due to poor performance in recent matches. Boudrika made the announcement during his participation at the Confederation of A ...

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Marathon des Sables: Moroccan El Morabiti Leads the Race

Rabat - Moroccan Rachid El Morabity, winner of the Marathon des Sables in 2011 and 2014, won the second stage of the 30th edition of the Marathon des Sables, on Monday between Oued Tijekht and Jebel El Otfal in Errachidia province. He finished the race in 2h 32min 23sec and outpaced his teammate Abdelkader El Mouaziz (2h 35min 18sec) by nearly three minutes and Jordanian Salameh Al Aqra (2h 37min 05sec). “I ...

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