Yesterday, Saturday in Cairo, the Federation of African Sports Confederations (UCSA) organized a ceremony during which 11 African sports organizations and personalities were honored, including the Moroccan national football team.
The national football team was honored with the award for the best national football team on the African continent, in exchange for the unprecedented historical achievement achieved by the Atlas Lions during the 2022 World Cup finals, after it became the first African and Arab team to reach the semi-finals.
The award, which was presented by the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhi, was received by Mr. Hamza Al-Hajwi, First Vice President of the Royal Moroccan Football League.
In a statement to the Maghreb Arab News Agency, Mr. Al-Hajjawi said that honoring the Moroccan national team with the award for the best African team by the Confederation of African Sports Confederations was “deserved and deserved,” considering that the national team, like the African continent in this international sports forum, represented the best by reaching fourth place in the competition. The finals of this tournament.
He added that the achievement achieved by the Moroccan national football team during the Qatar World Cup 2022 was the result of the wise policy of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in various fields, including the field of sports.
He said that this honor is of great importance, given the position that the Kingdom occupies on the African level.
The OXA Awards were also crowned by the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports as the best service to African sports, the Liberian George Weah as the international African football star, the Senegalese Fatima Samoura, former Secretary-General of FIFA, as the best female sports figure in Africa, and the South African Sam Ram Sami, president. The Confederation of African Swimming as the best sports administration on the continent.
The Best African Club award was also awarded to Al-Ahly of Egypt, the Best African Federation to the Confederation of African Football, the Best African Athlete to Senegalese Sadio Mane, and the Best African Athlete to Tunisian Anas Jabeur.
It is noteworthy that the Federation of African Sports Confederations held the second edition of the International Conference on Combating Sports Corruption in Africa, which included several topics related to “media and sports corruption,” “methods of preventing corruption,” “artificial intelligence technology and its applications in sports,” and “law and governance of bodies.” Sports”, in addition to presenting many successful experiences of sports federations that worked to combat corruption, and an African sports exhibition, which included many sporting events and activities, and the election of a new board of directors for the Federation of African Confederations.