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FIFA Authorizes FC Barcelona to Sign New Players

Rabat - FIFA, the World football's governing body, which imposed a sanction this month on F.C. Barcelona for breaching rules on the registration of minors, announced in a statement that the ban would be temporarily suspended, allowing Barca to sign players during the summer transfer window which opens on July 1. FIFA Appeal Committee chairman Larry Mussenden agreed that the appeal meant the ban should be su ...

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Ibtissam Bouharat, a Shining Moroccan International Soccer Player

Casablanca - The feminine website Yabiladies has recently cast light on an exceptional Moroccan woman: Ibtissam Bouharat, a shining Moroccan international soccer player.   “She is talented, smart and elegant,” Yabiladi describes 24-year-old Ibtissam Bouharat. Born of Moroccan parents, she grew up in Berchem, Belgium where she joined the RSC Anderlecht youth at the age of 15. She started playing in the Belgi ...

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Bouchra Hajij elected head of Volley Ball federation

Salé - Bouchra Hajij was elected president of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Volley Ball (FRMVB) during the elective general assembly held on Sunday at the royal institute of training for sports and youth executives. Hajij, the only one to stand as a candidate, was unanimously elected for a four-year mandate (2014-2018) in substitution for Mohamed Aziz Benchekroun who did not finish his mandate (2012-2013 ...

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Moroccan athlete Mariem Alaoui Selsouli suspended for 8 years for doping

Taroudant, Morocco- Moroccan athlete Meriem Alaoui Selsouli has been officially suspended for eight years following a positive doping control at a meeting in Paris July 6, 2012, according to the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed on April 14, 2014 the decision of the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation to suspend the athlete Mariem Alaoui Selsouli from taking p ...

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Morocco WTCC 2014: Mehdi Bennani Excluded From the Second Race

Rabat - After he had an accident with Tom Coronel in Marrakech, driver Mehdi Bennani of Morocco was disqualified from the race on Sunday for being underweight. This is big disappointment for Moroccans who were expecting their superstar to shine in the World Touring Car Championship that kicked off on Sunday in Marrakech. Bennani crashed into Tom Coronel at the startline, and Coronel’s Chevrolet was destroye ...

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Morocco’s former Olympic champ honored by Senegalese president

Dakar - Moroccan former Olympic champ and currently vice-chair of the International Olympic Committee, Nawal El Moutawakil, was awarded on Sunday in Dakar the "Commander of the national Lion order" distinction by Senegalese president Macky Sall. Former Youth and Sports Minister at the Moroccan government, El Moutwawakil was the first African woman to become Olympic champ in 1984, in Los Angeles, in the 400 ...

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Race of Morocco: WTCC 2014 results and rankings

Taroudant, Morocco- Following are the results of the first round of the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) that took place Sunday on the circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech. Race 1 1. José Lopez (ARG/Citroën C-Elysée) 24:40.950 2. Sébastien Loeb (FRA/Citroën C-Elysée) à 0.713 3. Yvan Muller (FRA/Citroën C-Elysée) à 1.607 4. Tom Chilton (GBR/Chevrolet Cruze) à 8.222 5. Dusan Borkovic (SRB/Chevr ...

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Fouzi Lekjaa, New President of Moroccan Football Federation

Skhirate- Fouzi Lakjaa was elected on Sunday president of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF), during the FRMF general assembly.  Lekjaa, the only candidate to vie for this position, was elected for a four-year mandate, renewable once. Lekjaa, is the vice-president of the Berkane’s “Renaissance Sportive,” a club playing in the first division of the Moroccan soccer league. ...

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Moroccan Rachid El Morabity wins the three stages of Marathon des Sables

Taroudant, Morocco- Moroccan Rachid El Morabity won Friday's third stage of the 29th Marathon des Sables (MDS) ahead of his fellow competitors, Abdelkader El Mouaziz and five-time winner Mohamad Ahansal. Morocco’s Rachid El Morabity maintained his dominance of this year’s Marathon des Sables by winning stage three. Already victorious of the first two stages, El Morabity "completed the 37.5 kilometre leg in ...

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Casablanca: WTCC Race of Morocco Launched

Casablanca- Launch of  The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) Race of Morocco 2014, which will open the world championship season for the first time in Marrakech, was officially launched on Thursday in Casablanca. The WTTC Race of Morocco was officially launched at Casablanca’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, during a press conference chaired by Abderrahman Zahid, President of Marrakech Grand Prix and Ménara Holdin ...

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Bayern Munich Interested in Morocco’s Mehdi Benatia

Rabat - According to Italian Press, Bayern Munich is interested in securing the transfer of Morocco’s and AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia. The same information was reported by Italian journalist and beIN Sport correspondent, Tancredi Palmeri, who said in his Twitter account that “Bayern Munich have been scouting Benatia in last 4 games.” Bayern Munich have been scouting Benatia in last 4 games, according to ...

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Kenitra’s Helala Boys: The True Spirit of Sport

 Chicago “When you walk through the storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of the storm There’s a golden sky And the sweet silver song of the lark  **** Walk on, through the wind Walk on, through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart And you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone” Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein ...

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