Rabat – King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message on Sunday evening to the members of the Moroccan National Football Team of local players, on their win of the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2018).
In this message, the Monarch said that he followed “with joy and pride the well-deserved achievement of the Moroccan selection of local players,” who won the 5th edition of the CHAN , beating in the final Nigeria by 4 goals to 0.
The King expressed his “warmest congratulations to all the components of the national team, players, coach, technical and medical staff, leaders and executives of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) following this great sporting feat that comes to crown the beautiful performance and high competitiveness that the national team has shown during all phases of this African competition, organized in Morocco.”
King Mohammed VI also welcomes the good organization of this competition, which has contributed to offer a quality football show to the many spectators who have enriched with “their distinguished presence and their enthusiastic encouragement this continental sporting event.
The King expressed his conviction that this coronation, which supports the positive results that the national football does not cease to realize, “will constitute a source of strong motivation for the national selection and all the Moroccan sportsmen with a view to redoubling their efforts to promote national sport and raise it to higher levels.
The Moroccan football team of local players won the title of the 5th edition of CHAN following an outstanding performance, on Sunday at the Casablanca Mohammed V stadium.
The first Moroccan goal was scored by Zakaria Hadraf seconds before the referee blows the whistle for the end of the first half-time, while the second goal was scored by Walid El Karti at the 61st minutes of the game. The third and fourth goals were scored by Hadraf and Ayoub El Kaabi respectively.
This is the first title of the Atlas Lions in this competition, succeeding Congo which won the Rwanda 2016 edition against Mali (3-0).