Morocco Clinches Africa Indoor Football Cup (2024) For The Third Consecutive Time

Morocco Clinches Africa Indoor Football Cup (2024) For The Third Consecutive Time


Morocco’s national team claimed their third consecutive title in the Africa Cup of Nations for Indoor Football (Morocco 2024). They seized the victory against their Angolan adversaries with a score of 5-1, in the final match held on Sunday at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.

Often referred to as the Atlas Lions, the Moroccan team not only offered a brilliant performance throughout this event but also secured their participation in the upcoming Football World Cup for the same category. This world event will take place in Uzbekistan, from September 14 to October 6, following their semi-final win over Libya (6-0).

In the face of a large and enthusiastic audience, Moroccan players Sofian Boureet, Idriss Raiss El Fenni, Sofian Mesrar, Anas Al Ayan, and Bilal El Bakkali all scored goals contributing to Morocco’s triumph. Adirito Santos scored the only goal for Angola.

Throughout the game, the Moroccan defense consistently pressurized the ball handler and executed fast attacks to open the score. Goalkeeper Gabriel Domingos of Angola, though exhibiting strong resistance, finally capitulated to Sofian Boureet’s score opener during repeated Moroccan attempts.

During the second round, the Moroccan team, led by coach Hicham Dekik, took control of the match with numerous scoring attempts, as Angola tried to respond through depth passes.

The match, characterized by high offensive intensity, saw the Moroccan ‘Atlas Lions’ display excellent combating spirit, securing their third continental title against a resistant Angolan team.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino honored team captain Sofian Mesrar with the Africa Indoor Football Cup (Morocco 2024) in presence of African Football Confederation President Patrice Motsepe, Moroccan Royal Football Federation President Fouzi Lekjaa, and Minister of National Education, Preschool Education and Sports, Shakib Benmoussa.

Moreover, several members of the African Football Confederation and sports personalities attended this final match. Moroccan goalkeeper Abdelkarim Anbia received the best goalkeeper award whereas Bilal El Bakkali was named the best player in the competition and Sofian El Shaarawy won the top scorer award.

The match started with a musical performance that stirred audience excitement. It marked the closing ceremony of the seventh edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Morocco 2024) which had Moroccan and Angolan teams face-off at the stadium of the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex.