Thursday, November 12, 2009

Football frenzy in Fez

It will be a clash of the lions on Saturday 14 November in Fez, when Morocco's Atlas Lions meet Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in the final round of World Cup/African Cup of Nations matches.
African Cup of Nations mascot

Cameroon leads Group A with 10 points, while Morocco trails with only three points. The winners of each Group will have a place in the World Cup to be held in South Africa in June. The top three of each Group will go forward into the African Cup of Nations to be held in Angola. Morocco needs to win this match to gain maximum points to have any hope of playing in the African Cup.

Cameroonians living in Morocco have been invited by their Embassy to travel to Fez and watch the match for free.

In the Atlas Lions team, Abdeslam Ouaddou, Kamel Chafni and Mbark Boussoufa are all out and will not play with Morocco in the match against Cameroon on Saturday. Coach Hassan Moumen has called up two locals as replacements for these players, namely: Mourad Ainy (RCA) and Azzedine Hissa (HUSA).

Tickets range from Dh30, to Dh50 to Dh150 and are available at the stadium on the Sefrou Road or from Cafe Zanzibar in the Ville Nouvelle. Take a shared taxi from the stand below McDonald's for a few dirhams - kick-off is at 3.30pm.


Anonymous said...

This is great, Helen.
Can tell me where is the stadium, how do I go there, what time is the match, can I buy a ticket at the staduium or do I need to obtain one in advance. Sorry for all the questions.

Helen Ranger said...

Hello Anonymous
I've just added a paragraph about tickets and where to buy them, the stadium and how to get there.
Enjoy the game!