Rabat (MAP) - Morocco has won the 4th International Tournament of Wheelchair Basketball, played from June 24 to July 1 at the M'hammid indoor sports hall in Marrakech.
Rabat (MAP) – Morocco has won the 4th International Tournament of Wheelchair Basketball, played from June 24 to July 1 at the M’hammid indoor sports hall in Marrakech.
Morocco defeated the German team in the final with a score of 63 against 47. The French team won the play-off game against Oman by 62 against 30.
Earlier in this tournament, Morocco had beaten France in the semifinals (66-63), and Germany had won against Oman with a score of 82 to 45.
The tournament was organized by the Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for the Disabled, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of the Family, Solidarity, Equality, and Social Development under the auspices of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
France, Germany, Oman and Morocco were the participating countries in the tournament. Previous tournaments were organized in Agadir.
This sport event is part of the preparation of the Moroccan team for the world championship scheduled for August 15-27, 2018, in Hamburg, Germany.
The tournament allowed the Moroccan team to acquire more technical experience and to face experienced teams.
On the sidelines of the tournament, training courses were organized for referees and coaches.
ICMYI – Morocco ?? won the 4th International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Marrakech yesterday, defeating @TeamGermany_DRS U23 ?? team in the final 63 – 47. ??
— IWBF (@_IWBF) July 1, 2018