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By The Atlas Lions, May 29 2019 04:23PM

By Morocco World News


Rabat – Moroccan footballer Zakaria Hadraf has left Morocco’s Raja of Casablanca football club (RCA) to join Damac football club in Saudi Arabia.


The Saudi football club announced the signing of the footballer on its official Twitter account on May 28.


In the tweet, the Saudi club welcomed the striker to the team. The 29-year old footballer has played for several Moroccan clubs, including Difaa El Jadida.


The footballer, who signed a one year contract with the Saudi club, also contributed to Morocco’s win during the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2018).


Hadraf’s contract with the Saudi club is renewable.


Hadraf is one of a wave of Moroccan professional footballers who have joined Saudi football clubs, including Nordin Amrabat and Abderrazak Hamdallah who joined Al Nasser.

By The Atlas Lions, Mar 29 2019 08:47PM

(Reuters) - Raja Casablanca defender Badr Banoun scored a second-half winner as the Moroccan side beat Tunisia’s more fancied Esperance 2-1 to claim the CAF Super Cup played in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Friday.


African Confederation Cup holders Raja led through Abdelilah Hafidi on 22 minutes, but African Champions League winners Esperance levelled just before the hour-mark with a goal from Algeria international Youcef Belaili.


Raja skipper Banoun netted the decisive goal though with a neat flick past goalkeeper Rami Jridi to claim a second Super Cup for the Moroccan side, who are coached by Frenchman Patrice Carteron.


The Super Cup has been played between the African Champions League holders and the Confederation Cup winners since 1993, and was held outside of the African continent for the first time this year.

By The Atlas Lions, Mar 11 2019 12:11PM

(Africanfootball.com) A 3-0 win over AS Otoho at their Municipal Stadium on Sunday night has secured a place in the next phase of the Confederation Cup for RS Berkane.



The result sees the Moroccan side secure progression into the quarterfinals as group winners (11 points) with one game to spare. The Congo side are tied for second with Hassania Agadir (five points each), while Raja Casablanca complete the quartet (four points).



Berkane got off to a flyer and claimed the lead as early as the sixth minute, with Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba sending an effort beyond the reach of Otoho goalkeeper Wolfrigon Mongondza.


The Moroccans took full control of the game just after the half hour mark when Salman Ouald El Haj netted to make it 2-0. The attacker had replaced Alain Traore just a few minutes prior in Berkane’s first substitution.


Abdessamad El Mobaraky added a third for RSB five minutes into the second stanza, taking advantage of some slack defending from the Congo side before slipping an effort beyond Mongondza for 3-0.


The hosts were able to coast to victory through the remainder of the game, safe in the knowledge that a place in the last eight of the continental competition was secure.


The teams will wrap up their group stage campaign next weekend, with RSB away to Hassania in a Moroccan derby and Otoho at home to Raja Casablanca.


RS Berkane (2) 3 (Laba 6’, El Haj 32’, El Mobaraky 50’)

AS Otoho 0


Berkane: Mhamdi, Namsaoui, Regragui, Mokadem, Aziz, Farehane (El Mahdi 90’), Ouidare, El Helali (Yechou 75’), El Mobaraky, Traore (El Haj 29’), Laba


Otoho: Mongondza, Ondongo, Moubhibo, Bakima, Bissiki (Bagayoko 71’), Konte, Lakolo, Wamba, Ngoma, Yedan (Cisse 61’ [Ngouelou 76’]), Biassadila

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