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DimaMaghrib, the Moroccan people's anthem to sport


In the wake of the good results of the national team led by Walid Regragui, sport goes beyond all borders in Morocco.

Souad Soulimani has been a member of L'Observatoire du Sport Business since 2016. Founder of MediaSpoliS specializing in media education and the production of content dedicated to women's leadership, she is also president of Radio Déclic, which gives voice to the inhabitants of working-class neighborhoods. on major societal issues.

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It is already the adjective which qualified the course in the World Cup of Morocco which embarked with him the televiewers and thwarted the forecasts.

This Moroccan national team led by Walid Regragui restores a truth: sport transcends all borders.

Saturday March 25, 65,000 women and men rocked the Tangier stadium.

Another athlete has inscribed her name in the history of Moroccan sport: Khadija El Mardi, who on Sunday became the first Moroccan and African woman to become boxing world champion.

DimaMaghrib, a credo between unity, humility,

passion and transmission.

We remember the France-Morocco semi-final which allowed TF1 to improve its audience record with 20 million viewers captivated by the audacity of the Lions and the love of the tricolor jersey on December 15th.

A feat that is part of a lasting desire to write history and become full-time players in Moroccan and world sport.

If we doubted the quality of play and the ambition displayed and assumed by the Atlas Lions since their feat in the World Cup, the match against Brazil with a 2-1 victory for confirmation after the consecration.

The one that sport brings together, that the Moroccan people are definitely supporters of their national team and more broadly of sport.

In a full stadium and where many families came to share a moment of celebration,

Walid Régragui's men did not flinch against Brazil.

And this is precisely the key to this team which enjoys being together and which, beyond sporting achievements, shares a common vision of an ambitious and generous societal sport.

Assuming to wear the Moroccan jersey and not to be outsiders but leaders.

In all humility but with confidence, the Moroccans seized their chance and vibrated to the rhythms of the songs of the supporters.

For their country, for their youth and for all those who dream of sport, even more so in this period which sees Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, a month of peace, prayers and sharing.

Audience records for the match against Brazil with 10 million viewers who followed the match on SNRT (broadcast on the Al Aoula and Arrydia channels) which confirms the good momentum of Moroccan sport as a real tool for communication and attractiveness of the country.

Historic victory of Morocco over Brazil.


A performance that saw a whole people rise up, vibrate and accompany its athletes who are one with this public whose passion and generosity restore the shirt and the image of international sport and in particular football.

This team is also the guarantee of counting Morocco as a key player in the sports world, both economically and socially.

With the desire to involve Moroccan youth in a mass sports practice, the kingdom has announced various investments in the country to capitalize on the popular success of those who have become true heroes and ambassadors of a country that takes on all challenges.

Long composed mainly of dual nationals, the Atlas Lions can now count on several executives and personalities trained in Morocco, in particular within the prestigious Mohamed VI Academy opened since September 2009. Yes, sport has political and economic stakes for a country which proves that we can combine modernity and tradition.

As early as 2018, the sovereign HM King Mohamed VI positioned a special commission in charge of the sport development model to make it a real lever for human development, inclusion and social cohesion, but also a tool in the fight against precariousness and poverty. 'exclusion.

Female sports practice is favored and the Atlas Lionesses have benefited from

as much media coverage for their latest exploits as their male counterparts and gained 3 places in the FIFA rankings from 76th to 73rd place.

By qualifying for the next World Cup, they will be able to benefit from conditions similar to the men's team with for the qualified federations (including the FRMF) an envelope of 110 million dollars to be shared against 30 million in 2019.

DimaMaghrib, a universal sport that fights prejudice with women in the foreground

At the same time, another athlete has written the history of Moroccan sport: her name is Khadija El Mardi, she is 32 years old and she is the first Moroccan and African woman to become boxing world champion.

The discreet and determined athlete was crowned world heavyweight champion on Sunday evening in New Delhi.

By winning the gold medal in the category (+81kg), the athlete positions the country among the lands of talent and on which it will clearly be necessary to count for Paris 2024. One year after its final lost during the women's worlds in Turkey, Khadija El Mardi realizes her goal and without knowing it the dream of millions of young girls who in turn see themselves putting on the gloves and emancipating themselves through sport.

Khadija El Tuesday.


Because it is also obviously this powerful message that is carried in the country, that each athlete can inspire and that Moroccan women are fully considered in the sports ecosystem with the desire that they are heroines for the country but also leaders and role models.

What Khadija El Mardi managed to accomplish this Sunday evening is historic for the country which had not performed at such a high level since the coronation of Mohamed Rabii at the 2015 worlds. The one who participated in the Rio Olympics in 2016 by going to the quarter-finals can be proud to become the first African and Arab boxer to win the world boxing championship, she who had already shone a few months ago during the African amateur boxing championships which were held in Maputo, Mozambique.

In the continuity of this momentum which positions Morocco as a land of performance, a pool of talent and the country of opportunities for investors, major events will follow one another in the coming months.

At the end of May, from the 25th to the 28th, Casablanca will be transformed into the African capital of sport with more than 150 exhibitors from 25 countries to recall and confirm the preponderant place that sport occupies on the African continent during the international exhibition “Africa Sports Expo”.

It is this shared vision that Mehdi Sekkouri will continue to infuse in the country so that sport is a vector of economic and social development at the service of the people and of an ambitious, generous country open to the world with 40.

Casablanca, African capital of sport.


It's a great challenge that is emerging as the Kingdom announced jointly with Spain and Portugal that it wants to host the Football World Cup in 2030. Between dream and reality, audacity and opportunity, everything seems possible.

In any case, DimaMaghrib today, in 2030 and well beyond seems to ring so true, so true.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-27

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