Akhannouch: The Atlas Lions gave a lesson in determination

The historic achievement of the Moroccan national football team’s qualification for the semi-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup has caused immense joy among the entire Moroccan population, and has prompted reactions from senior officials, in particular the head of the executive, Aziz Akhannouch.

The Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, did not fail to express his joy, this Monday, at the start of the monthly session of questions in the House of Representatives, in the face of the historic feat of Walid Regragui’s team, the first African and Arab team to qualify for the semi-finals of a World Cup.

Congratulations on our joy… Congratulations on this brilliance, and congratulations on the recognitions and appreciations of the world and heads of state towards our country and our King“, said the chief executive while addressing the deputies.

From this rostrum, I would like to salute the Moroccan players, coach Walid Regragui, the technical staff, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, and all those who contributed to these historic moments.“, he added while praising the efforts of the players who “achieved a great achievement for this country, and they gave a lesson in determination“.

Akhannouch continues: “May God protect our country and always make it a title for God, and preserve our master, may God grant him victory”.

A draw against Croatia, historic victories against Belgium, Canada, Spain and Portugal, the greatest footballing powers in the world, the Moroccan national team has certainly achieved one of the greatest feats known to the Morocco and Africa by qualifying for the semi-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Thanks to the majestic goal of Youssef En-Nesyri and the impenetrable defense of the Regragui team, the Lions were able to beat Portugal 1-0 on Saturday at al-Thumama stadium, allowing them to qualify for the semi-finals for face, this Wednesday, the team of France.

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