In his message, the King said to have learned with deep emotion of the death of late Hamid El Hazzaz. The monarch expressed his deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion toward the family El Hazzaz, fans, friends, and to Maghreb of Fez Club.
The King added that Hazaz was one of the most prestigious goalkeepers who contributed to the good results recorded by the national football team at many continental and international competitions during the 60’s and 70’s.
“The deceased, may God have mercy upon his soul, was an example for his great sportsmanship and sincere love for his country,” said the King.
Hazzaz participated in the 1970 World Cup 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.