Atlas Lion Ayoub El Kaabi celebrated his wedding to a woman believed to be his cousin on Saturday night in Tit Mellil, a town near Casablanca.
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The newly married young man has experienced difficulty in his life as he was a carpenter before becoming a professional footballer.
El Kaabi began his career with Racing De Casablanca, which plays in Morocco’s second division, Botola 2, where he was the top scorer with 25 goals in the 2016-17 season. In the summer of 2017 he joined RS Berkane, a team based in northeast Morocco.
This year El Kaabi propelled himself to the international arena after scoring two goals at his first appearance with the Moroccan national football team during a 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) match against Mauritania. Four days later he amazed Moroccans by scoring a hat trick against Guinea.
In July 2018, El Kaabi signed a two-year contract with Chinese club Hebei China Fortune for €5 million.