• Transfers: Ahly sign Moroccan striker Azaro for four years

    (Ahram Online) Ahly have completed the signing of Moroccan international striker Walid Azaro for a four-year contract, the Cairo giants announced on Sunday on the club's official website.

    The Egyptian League Champions showed interest in the 22-year-old before finalising the deal, which will cost the Red Devils $1.4 million as a transfer fee.

    "I am delighted to sign with one of the biggest clubs on the continent," Azaro told a news conference in Morocco on Sunday.

    "My transfer to Ahly is an important step in my career."

    "I will do my best to prove my worth, and I promise Ahly fans to help the club win in all competitions."

    Azaro thanked Morocco's coach Herve Renard, adding that he owes a lot to the Frenchman, who gave to the Moroccan striker his confidence in the last period.

    Renard introduced the young striker by putting him in the front line of the Moroccan national team during the Atlas Lions' three previous games.

    The international striker is one of the hottest prospects in Moroccan football, scoring 12 goals with Difaa El-Jadida last season.

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  • Transfers: Nabil #Dirar joins Fenerbache from Monaco.

    (TheAtlasLions.com) Morocco international Nabil Dirar has left AS Monaco and joined Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

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  • World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Morocco vs Mali match on Sep 1st 2017

    (TheAtlasLions.com) The World Cup 2018 qualifier between the Atlas Lions and Mali will take place at Moulay Abdellah Complex on September 1st 2017 at 21h00 local time confirmed Morocco FA on Tuesday.

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  • Press review: Morocco stutter in Yaounde

    Morocco lost their opening 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group B qualifier 1-0 against Cameroon at Stade Omnisport in Yaoundé on Saturday.

    The defeat sees Herve Renard's troops sitting at the bottom of the group with no points from one match so far.

    On the other hand, Vincent Aboubacar's goal gave the Indomitable Lions their first full three points as they sit at the top of the group.

    Cameroon came into this encounter backed by their vocal supporters at home and were the favourites to claim the full three points.

    As soon as they made their way onto the pitch, Hugo Broos men showed hunger as they dominated the proceedings over their visitors.

    Although the first 20 minutes had no goals for either side, it was the African champions who wanted it more as the Atlas Lions were yet to threaten.

    However, as the tie approached the half-hour mark, Aboubacar received a wonderful pass from the midfield and he managed to beat two Moroccan defenders, before putting the ball past the on rushing goalkeeper Munir El Kajoui.

    It was 1-0 at half time.

    Upon their return from the tunnel, the hosts enjoyed the ball possession, yet failed to double their lead as the Moroccan defence stood firm.

    Although they will automatically qualify to reach the 2019 CAF AFCON tournament, the Indomitable Lions are now sitting at number one with three points.

    The hosts are joint leaders in the group with Malawi on three points and one goal after the Flames defeated Comoros on the same day.

    However, both Cameroon and Morocco will resume their qualifying campaign in March 2018 when the African champions visit the Islanders (Comoros) whilst Renard's men will host the Flames of Malawi.

    http://africanfootball.com//news/713435/Morocco-stutter-in-Yaounde

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  • AFCON 2019 qualifiers: Cameroon beat Morocco 1-0

    Other match in Group B, Malawi beat Comoros 1-0.

    Final whistle!

    74' Youssef En-Nyseri replaced Oualid Azarou

    69' Mehdi Carcela replaced Ait Bennasser

    Second half underway!

    HALF TIME!

    37' Nahiri replaced Yamiq

    29' Cameroon opened the scoring against Morocco 1-0, goal of Aboubakar

    See goal: https://www.facebook.com/TheAtlasLions/videos/1501185973237196/

    Match is underway!

    Kick off: 14h00 GMT, 16h00 CET

    Competition: AFCON 2019 qualifiers

    Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

    Morocco starting line up vs Cameroon:

    12-Munir El Kajoui, 14-Mbark Boussoufa (C), 16-Nourdin Amrabat, 5-Jaouad Yamiq, 3-Zouhair Feddal, 6-Ghanim Sais, 17-Nabil Dirar, 4-Youssef Ait Bennasser, 10-Younes Belhanda, 11-Faycal Fajr, 9-Oualid Azarou.

    Subs:

    1-Yassine El Kharroubi, 15-Hamid El Kaoutari, 2-Mohamed Nahiri, 8-Aziz Bouhaddouz, 13-Khalid Boutaib, 7 Youssef En-Nasyri, 18-Mehdi Carcela.

    Live Streaming Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkVgCCYolO4

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  • Transfers: International striker Khalid Boutaib signs for newly promoted Maltayaspor (TUR)

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  • Transfers: Ould-Chikh joins FC Utrecht

    (TheAtlasLions.com) 19-years old Bilal Ould-Chikh leaves Benfica and joins FC Utrecht on a 2-year deal.

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  • Transfers: Egypt's Ahly target Moroccan striker Walid Azaro

    (Ahram Online) Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry has announced the club is closing on to land Moroccan striker Walid Azaro who currently plays with Difaa El Jadida.

    "Azaro is most likely to be an Ahly player soon. He is an outstanding player. He is one of three Morocco-based players in his national team," the 57-year-old tactician stated to the club's TV channel on Tuesday.

    El-Badry needs to strengthen his frontline especially after the sudden departure of Souleymane Coulibaly and the serious injury of Marwan Mohsen.

    Azaro, 21, is also targeted by some French clubs, according to Moroccan reports.

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  • NT: The Atlas Lions arrive in Cameroon

    (TheAtlasLions.com) The Atlas Lions arrived this afternoon in Yaounde, Cameroon in full squad except injured Soufyan Amrabat, Karim el ahmadi and Marouane Da Costa.

    The Atlas Lions will play against Cameroon for the AFCON 2019 qualifiers on Saturday.

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  • AFCON 2019 qualifiers: Boufal out injured and will miss out clash with Cameroon

    (TheAtlasLions.com) FC Southampton forward Soufian Boufal is injured, he will not play the AFCON 2019 qualifier against Cameroon, he is replaced by Mohamed Nahiri and Mohamed Fouzir.

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