Rabat - These are the last minutes that separate us from the final battle: Raja Casablanca against FC Bayern Munich, December’s cold, doesn’t appease the fire of excitement in Moroccan’s hearts, inside and outside the country.
Rabat – These are the last minutes that separate us from the final battle: Raja Casablanca against FC Bayern Munich, December’s cold, doesn’t appease the fire of excitement in Moroccan’s hearts, inside and outside the country.
Marakech is green, the whole kingdom is on embers.
A statement of Sophia Lisfi from the capital Rabat: “I am going to watch the battle of Raja Bayern with my family at home, actually I don’t have a clear idea of the winner team, but I really wish all the best luck and wishes to Raja.
They’ve already made a great effort to reach this level. We have to pray for them and support them from the heart; it will be a hard game tonight. Anyway it’s the first Arab team who reach this level, we are so proud hamdouLah .. Its already a success for all Moroccans.”
On his part, Mohamed Nfida, a master in Business Communication student in Meknes university, could not hide his excitement for tonight’s game: “the destination is cafe ‘soussa’ next to the faculty of letters and humanities Moulay Ismail Meknes. There are no empty chairs. It is overcrowded and many supporters here are Master Business Communication students. Most of them agreed that it is a great accomplishment what Raja has achieved and it is a golden opportunity to give a lesson to the world.”
Marouane Hajji, a French Moroccan, also feels joy and gladness for this historic game. He said: “Glad to see Raja facing Bayern Munich and looking forward to enjoy it with the Moroccan community in Paris! We are going to watch the game at a friend’s place and we hope to celebrate Raja’s victory!”
In the USA, Moroccans have the same fever, Mohamed Moutawakil, a front desk agent in a five-star hotel in Boston doesn’t want to miss the event. He told MWN: “I was thinking to call out work today and watch the game with friends in the north end Italian area of Boston. But, I decided to go to work and watch it at work at my job’s cafeteria. I think this is a unique achievement and I hope our beloved team will win and give all the people of Morocco a precious new year gift.”
An eye witness from Arlington Virginia reports that she saw “on the approach to the 14th street bridge this morning: a young male driver wearing a Santa hat, with a homemade sign in the rear window that read: ‘Dima Raja’ in big green letters.”
For Said Leghlid, a Moroccan American political analyst, Raja Casablanca unites all Moroccans despite their ideological differences. He said: “Win or lose…it will be an amazing achievement. But a win will take the cake.”
For the best, for the worst, there is a lesson to keep: We should be united.