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By The Atlas Lions, Oct 8 2019 02:54PM

By Morocco World News

The U20 Atlas Lionesses won the North African Women’s U20 Football Championship yesterday, October 7, in Tangier. The triumph of the Moroccan team came after their 2-0 win against Tunisia in their final game.

The North African Women’s U20 Football Championship is organized by the North African Union of Football (UNAF). Four teams participated in this year’s edition: Morocco, the host country, Algeria, Burkina Faso, and Tunisia.

Morocco has dominated UNAF competitions in recent years, in their different categories.

In March 2019, Morocco’s U15 football team won UNAF’s U15 championship in Oran, Algeria. The Moroccan team earned the first place of the competition after an impressive 8-0 win against Mauritania in the final game.

By The Atlas Lions, Nov 28 2018 04:17PM


The North African Football Union (UNAF) wants the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to move the hosting of the 2019 African Cup of Nations from Cameroon to Morocco.

UNAF says Cameroon seems more than likely to withdraw, and the union is placing pressure on CAF to make sure that the first-ever, 24-team tournament is not held under difficult conditions or in half-finished stadiums. As a meeting of the CAF Executive Committee nears, where crucial decisions are expected, the region’s football union supports the “rescue mission” envisaged by Morocco.

According to Algerian papers, the Kingdom of Morocco wants to come to the rescue for the second time after the African Nations Championship was withdrawn from Kenya in 2018, and they can count on “the support of Tunisians, Egyptians, Libyans and especially Algeria”.

Last week, Algerian media, including the daily Le Buteur, already wrote that the tournament will be held in Morocco, not in Cameroon, the country chosen by CAF to host next year.

“According to information in our possession, the AFCON 2019 will take place next June on Moroccan soil and not in Cameroon, because of the great delays in the construction and renovation of infrastructure,” reports Le Buteur in its Wednesday’s edition.

CAF’s President Ahmad had reportedly raised the possibility of holding the 2019 tournament in another country, if Cameroon is not able to finish the preparatory work in time.

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