Rabat – Hamid Hazzaz, Former Moroccan footballer died on Saturday morning at his home in Fez.
The news was confirmed on Facebook by Aziz Daouda, a Moroccan former athlete and coach.
A prestigious goalkeeper who grew up in Fez, Hazzaz participated in the 1970’s World Cup with Morocco in Mexico and made history with his premier club, Maghreb de Fez (MAS).
Hazzaz was part of the Moroccan national team that won African Cup of Nations in 1976, the only African trophy in Morocco’s history. Hazzaz was also president of the steering committee of the MAS Athletics Section and President of the Fes Boulemane Athletics League since 1986.
“Today I weep for a great athlete, a courageous man and a good friend,” Daouda said.
The Moroccan football legend will be buried in Fez after Salat Al-Asr (afternoon prayer). Hazzaz’s funeral is expected to be attended by officials from the Moroccan Royal Football Federation and Ministry of Youth and Sports.