Morocco Crowned African Futsal Champions, Sweeping Individual Awards

Morocco's futsal team dominates AFCON, clinching their 3rd consecutive continental title. Standout performances by Bakkali and Borite showcase the nation's rising futsal talent, setting the stage for a strong World Cup showing.

author-image
Salman Khan
Updated On
New Update
Morocco Crowned African Futsal Champions, Sweeping Individual Awards

Morocco Crowned African Futsal Champions, Sweeping Individual Awards

The Moroccan national futsal team emerged victorious at the 2023 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, clinching their third consecutive continental title. In a dominant display, the Atlas Lions defeated Angola 5-1 in the final match played at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Hall in Rabat, Morocco, in front of a capacity crowd.

Morocco's goals were scored by Soufiane Borite, Bilal Bakkali, Anas El Ayyane, Idriss Raiss El Fenni, and captain Soufiane El Mesrar. Angola's lone goal came from Aderito Santo. Despite the defeat, Angola's coach Marcos Antunes guided the team to their best-ever finish in the African competition, securing a second-place spot and a berth in the 2023 Futsal World Championship.

The tournament saw several standout individual performances from Moroccan players. Bilal Bakkali was named the best player of the tournament, while Abdel Karim Anbia was awarded the best goalkeeper title. Soufiane Borite finished as the top scorer with an impressive tally of 8 goals.

Why this matters: Morocco's triumph at the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations not only solidifies their dominance in the sport on the African continent but also showcases the nation's rising talent in futsal. The individual accolades received by Moroccan players highlight the depth and skill within the team, setting the stage for a strong showing at the upcoming Futsal World Cup.

With this victory, Morocco joined Egypt as the only two teams to have won the continental championship three times. Morocco, Angola, and Libya will represent Africa at the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup in Uzbekistan later this year. King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to the team, expressing his warm congratulations and great pride in their firm determination and exemplary patriotism that led them to this continental title. The King also prayed for the team's greater success and awards during the 2024 Futsal World Cup in Uzbekistan, and in their continued efforts to achieve top podium finishes at the continental and international levels.

Key Takeaways

  • Morocco won their 3rd consecutive Africa Futsal Cup of Nations title, defeating Angola 5-1.
  • Moroccan players Bilal Bakkali, Abdel Karim Anbia, and Soufiane Borite won individual awards.
  • Morocco and Egypt are the only teams to have won the African futsal championship 3 times.
  • Morocco, Angola, and Libya will represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA Futsal World Cup.
  • King Mohammed VI congratulated the Moroccan team on their continental triumph and success.