Rabat - Despite being eliminated from the 2018 World Cup in the first round, the Atlas Lions can comfort themselves with their lavish award.
Rabat – Despite being eliminated from the 2018 World Cup in the first round, the Atlas Lions can comfort themselves with their lavish award.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has thanked each player for their impressive efforts during the World Cup competition with an MAD 200,000 bonus, according to Al Ahdath Al Maghribia.
The Lions’ World Cup performance did not go unnoticed. The Moroccan team was praised internationally for its amazing team work and technique, despite controversy over the use of video assistant referee (VAR).
The team’s last two matches against Portugal and Spain frustrated fans and footballers alike. Many believed Morocco tactically dominated both games and could have written a different story had it not been for refereeing errors.
The World Cup aside, the national team and their coach Herve Renard have another challenge awaiting them: the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN). For the qualifier games, Morocco will play against Malawi next month.
The bonus is also a way for FRMF’s president, Fouzi Lekjaa, to motivate the players in the months leading up to CAN, which will take place June 7-30 in Cameroon.
Fouzi Lekjaa has set himself the goal of winning the Africa Cup, long awaited since the last trophy won by the Atlas Lions in 1976 in Ethiopia.