Rabat - Morocco’s prisons administration will provide inmates with the opportunity to watch the Atlas Lions 2018 World Cup games.
Rabat – Morocco’s prisons administration will provide inmates with the opportunity to watch the Atlas Lions 2018 World Cup games.
During his visit to the local prison of Oudaya, Marrakech, General Delegate for Prison Administration and Reintegration Mohamed Salah Tamek said that this initiative aims at “building trust between the prison and detainees.”
This initiative is the first of its kind in Morocco, according to Tamek. The games will be aired by Qatari sports outlet beIN Sports.
The unprecedented action followed an African Nations Championship (CHAN 2018) tournament aired for Moroccan and African prisoners detained in Morocco. The tournament was held in conjunction of the 2018 African Nations Championship, which took place from January 12 to February 4. Morocco faced off against Guinea in the final match, clinching the African championship title on an 8-7 win.
Over a hundred inmates representing 12 African countries watched the tournament in the correctional facilities of Tangier, Marrakech, Agadir, and Casablanca.
The inmates’ CHAN was part of an agreement signed between the Royal Moroccan Football Federation and the Moroccan Prisons Services to provide various support to correctional facilities across Morocco. The tournament, the organizers said, is a facet of a broader program of social rehabilitation.