High Praise for Moroccan Striker Hachim Mastour

Rome- Since moving to AC Milan from AC Reggiana in 2012 at the age of 14, Hachim Mastour has garnered the highest of praise from coaches, teammates and fans. Despite not yet featuring in a single match for AC Milan in Serie A, many are predicting the 16-year-old prodigy, Mastour to be the greatest player to ever don the red and black. That’s saying a lot considering AC Milan has been home to the likes of al ...

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Abdeslam Ahizoune Elected Vice-President Of Confederation Of African Athletics

Rabat  -  Abdeslam Ahizoune, chairman of the Moroccan Royal Athletics Federation (FRMA), was elected vice-president of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) for a four-year mandate (2015-2019), said a statement by the FRMA. Abdeslam Ahizoune elected vice-president of Confederation of African Athletics 03 March 2015. Ahizoune was elected to the position during the CAA's elective congress (March 2-3) i ...

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No to Collective Punishment in Football

Rabat - The Confederation of African Football Executive Committee’s (CAF-FEC) recent disciplinary decisions concerning Morocco and Tunisia pushed us out of our moral comfort zone. The CAF-FEC was blindfolded and went beyond what is appropriate. But nevertheless, the CAF-FEC has raised many questions as to whether or not is it ever morally justified to punish an entire football community of hundreds of thous ...

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Moroccan Prodigy Hashim Mastour to Play for Morocco’s National Team

Rabat- Moroccan football prodigy Hashim Mastour has allegedly decided to play for Morocco, according to Moroccan football new website Mountakhab.net. The same source quoted Mustapha Mdhoun who works in AC Milan, that “Hisham Mastour has decided to play for the Moroccan national team. Dubbed the next Messi and compared to Zinedine Zidane, AC Milan’s 16-year-old Moroccan-Italian Hachim Mastour made his debut ...

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Morocco’s Cycling Legend Mohamed El Gourch Dies at 79

Rabat- Triple "Tour du Maroc", Morocco Cycling Tour, winner Mohamed El Gourch has died aged 79. El Gourch, who was heavily involved in the cycling sport throughout his life, has passed away, his family said. The legendary Moroccan champion built a solid track record of victories in "Tour du Maroc." He is the holder of three titles (1960, 64 and 65). Mohamed El Gourch remains the reference for Moroccan cycli ...

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Morocco’s Amrabat Set to Return to Galatasaray SK

Istanbul - Moroccan international Noreddin Amrabat could return to Galatasaray at the end of the season, the Turkish press reported Saturday. Amrabat, who played only four games in 2014 with Galatasaray under Italian Roberto Mancini, could join the Istanbul-based club at the end of the season, Turkish newspaper "Yeni Safak" pointed out. The attacking midfielder, who left Galatasaray SK on a six-month loan a ...

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Algerian Newspaper Says Moroccan Fans Threatened to Kill Issa Hayatou

Rabat- An Algerian newspaper has accused Moroccans fans of threatening to kill Issa Hayatou, the President Confederation of African Football (CAF). After having said a coup months ago that Morocco had requested to postpone the 2015 African Cup of Nations out of fear that the Algerian national team might won the title on Moroccan soil, the Algerian media continues its attacks on Morocco. Algerian newspaper A ...

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Morocco Appeals CAF Ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Rabat - Morocco have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the sport's highest court, the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to suspend the national team from participating in the 2017 and 1019 African Cup of Nations, the Swiss-based tribunal said on Tuesday. CAF's Executive Committee decided to ban Morocco from the next two African Nations Cup tournaments after asking t ...

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Rabat’s Terry Fox Run: Let’s Fight Cancer Together

By Radia Benabbou Under the auspices of the Lala Salma Foundation - Prevention and Treatment of Cancers, and in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Morocco, l'Association l'Avenir, and l'Association Femmes, réalisations et valeurs, Rabat will host this Sunday the Terry Fox Run, on the occasion of International Children’s Cancer Day. The Terry Fox Run will be held under the motto “Working together to ou ...

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Morocco Drops Six Positions in Latest FIFA Ranking

Rabat- Morocco has dropped six positions in the latest FIFA world ranking of international teams. The Moroccan national team has slipped to the 88th position in the February ranking, right between El Salvador and Cyprus. Morocco was also ranked 24th in the African continent behind teams like Uganda, Sierra Leon and Benin. Following the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to suspend Moroc ...

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Morocco to Appeal CAF Sanctions in the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Rabat - Morocco has decided to appeal the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to suspend the national football team from participating in the 2017 and 2019 African Cup of Nations in the court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. CAF’s Executive Committee decided last week to expel Morocco from participating in continental tournaments for the next four years. Morocco was als ...

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Morocco Will Not Accept CAF Sanctions: Head Of The Government

Rabat - Morocco will not accept the "unfair" CAF sanctions taken by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and will spare no effort to defend its rights, Head of the Government Abdelilah Benkirane said on Thursday in Rabat. "Morocco will not succumb to injustice and will spare no effort to defend its rights," Benkirane was reported as saying by the Government Spokesperson, who was speaking to the press ...

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