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Indian Footballer Dies after His Goal Celebration Went Wrong

Rabat - A young Indian footballer has died after the celebration of his goal went tragically wrong in India's Mizoram Premier League. Having equalized for his own team in a game of the regional championship in the northeast of India, Biaksangzuala Peter, 23, has embarked on a series of flips and somersaults to celebrate his goal, but unfortunate he fell and broke his neck, according to local media. The midf ...

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African Nations Cup Leader: a Vivid Example of Africa’s many Failures

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - African Cup of Nations (CAN) organizing committees are an example of exactly what’s wrong with Africa. They place zero value on human life. When Morocco rightfully asked for the games to be postponed until the Ebola virus is under control, Issa Hayatou and his crew, chaired by Moroccan Hicham El Amrani, wrote a secret letter to 7 African countries asking them to form a “Plan ...

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South Africa Says “NO, NO” to Replacing Morocco as Host of CAN 2015

Rabat - South Africa refused on Monday to host the upcoming edition of the African Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place in Morocco from January 17 to February 8, 2015. In a Tweet posted on Monday, South Africa Sport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, said his country has no intention of hosting the tournament if Morocco pulls out because of the Ebola epidemic. "Hosting AFCON next year is a NO NO," the minister tw ...

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Adil Taarabt is Overweight, not to Fit to Play: QPRS Coach

Rabat - QPR manager Harry Redknapp criticized the Morocco international Adel Taarabt for being both overweight and unfit, and went on to add that the former AC Milan loanee does not deserve a spot in the British team's starting XI mainly because of his attitude and lack of excitement to represent the London-based side, according to media reports. "[Taarabt] is not fit to play football unfortunately, the for ...

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Merzouga Hosts First International Edition of Sand Rugby

Marrakech - In its efforts to become a global tourist destination, Merzouga just created an international event that will attract tourists from all over the world. Based on the proverb “when there is a will, there is a way,” Merzouga is moving forward and launching a new global game: Sand Rugby. The idea to create such game began a few years ago, when a group of tourism professionals thought about how they ...

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CAN 2015: South Africa Refuses to be Morocco’s Plan B

Rabat- South Africa has reportedly refused to replace Morocco as host of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (CAN) scheduled to take place in the North African country between January 17 and February 8, 2015. According to the sport news website Super Sport and a number of other sources, Danny Jordan, the President of the South African Football Federation has confirmed receiving a letter from the African Footbal ...

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Morocco Denies It Pulled out as Host of CAN 2015

Rabat - The Youth and Sports Ministry has categorically denied the fact that Morocco is no longer organizing the CAN 2015. In a statement, the ministry expressed its surprise to see that some media outlets are running information saying that Morocco is no longer organizing the CAN 2015. "The ministry categorically denies these allegations and recalls that Morocco's position is crystal clear," wrote the stat ...

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Postponing CAN 2015 is Not Only a Moroccan Issue

Marrakech- The outbreak of the Ebola Virus in West Africa prompted Morocco to ask for African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2015 to be postponed. But the request, which was sent on 10 October 2014 to the African Football Federation (CAF), was turned down without the CAF taking into account the serious effects that might be brought about because of such event. Due to this rejection, every Moroccan and any country tha ...

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Morocco Says CAF Will Accept Its Request to Postpone CAN 2015

Rabat-The Minister of Health said Wednesday that the African Football Federation (CAF) will respond positively to Morocco’s request to postpone the 2015 edition of African Cup of Nations initially scheduled to be held in Morocco from January 17 to February 8. "I think the African Football Confederation has no deliberate intent to harm African nations and venture into maintaining the CAN 2015 as originally p ...

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Hayato Asks South Africa to Host CAN 2015 Instead of Morocco

Rabat- Aissa Hayato, the President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) asked South Africa to consider hosting the African Cup of Nations (CAN). This move comes few days after Morocco asked the CAF to postpone the 2015 edition of the prestigious continental tournament, initially scheduled to be held in Morocco from January 17 to February 8. In a communiqué released last Friday by the Moroccan Ministr ...

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Shanghai WTCC: Morocco’s Mehdi Bennani Scores First Ever Win

Shanghai - Morocco’s auto racer Mehdi Bennani scored Sunday his first World Touring Car Championship victory with a flawless drive from reversed-grid pole in race two in Shanghai, China. Bennani has become the first North African driver ever to win an FIA World Championship race and the 34th race winner in ten years of WTCC. "I have to thank HM the King for supporting me, especially early in my career," sai ...

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Official Draw of 2014 FIFA Club World Cup Takes Place in Marrakech

Marrakech- The draw of the FIFA Club World Cup due to take place on December 10-20 in Morocco was held on Saturday in Marrakech. Five clubs have so far qualified for this year’s edition of the Club World Cup: Moroccan champions Moghreb Tetouan, Real Madrid (UEFA), Auckland City (OFC), San Lorenzo (CONMEBOL) and Cruz Azul (CONCACAF). Two more teams are still to be determined: the champions of Africa, who wil ...

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