All-women’s rally draws the greatest number of teams | Houston Chronicle

One of several American teams racing at the Ralleye des Aicha Gazelles in Morocco: It’s called the toughest all-women’s sporting event in the world. The Ralleye des Aicha Gazelles has become legendary over the past 25 years for its off-road challenge in southern Morocco. I know off road. I know tough. And, having just completed the 9-day-long run across the Sahara, I can tell you it is tough. The average ...

Morocco free to play 2017 and 2019 Cup of Nations – CAS | AFP

The highest appeals court in world sports, CAS, rejected harsh penalties imposed on Morocco’s soccer team for its request to delay the January 2015 African Cup for concerns about Ebola: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday scrapped sanctions dished out by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to Morocco, freeing the North African country to play in the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. CAF hit ...

2015 Nations Cup: Hosts Morocco beat Libya in friendly

BBC Sport reports on Morocco’s play leading up to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which Morocco will host: The hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco, easily beat visiting Libya in a friendly on Sunday in Marrakesh. Younes Belhanda opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before half-time for Badou Zaki’s side. Marseille’s Abdelaziz Barrada doubled the lead 10 minutes after the break and Raja Casablanca’s ...

Bayern Munich Reach Deal with Roma to Sign Moroccan Defender

Fox Soccer reports on German championship side Bayern Munich’s signing of Moroccan Defender Mehdi Benatia from Italy’s Roma. The highly-sought after central defender was part of Roma’s return to Champions League play:   German champions Bayern Munich have won the race to sign highly-rated defender Mehdi Benatia from Roma. The 27-year-old Morocco international had reportedly been a target for both Arsenal and Manchester United after excelling at the Stadio Olimpico ...

Bayern Munich Pursues Moroccan Defender Mehdi Benatia

Sports news outlets are reporting that Germany’s Bayern Munich is set on recruiting Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia for the next club season. L’Equipe writes: In addition to Diego Godin, Michael Reschke, technical director of the club, is currently in the Italian capital in pursuit of Roma defender Mehdi Benatia. The transfer of the Moroccan international, aged 27, could be finalized soon for an estimated 30 million euros, according to the ...
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