A gala match was held on Sunday night at the El Bachir stadium in Mohammedia for the jubilee of former glory of national football Ahmed Faras, the first Moroccan gold ball in 1975.
Representing several generations of Moroccan internationals, including the heroes of CAN-1976 and the 1986 and 1998 World Cups, they joined Faras's teammates at Mohammedia's Chabab to give a replica of former FC Barcelona stars led by the Brazilians Rivaldo and Sonny Anderson.
In a pleasant atmosphere and full of pleasant memories, the Moroccan team received support of choice with the alignment in their ranks of Cafu, world captain of Brazil in 2002, and Roger Milla, a living legend of Cameroonian and African football.
Around 15,000 spectators came to admire the technical qualities of the players who made the pinnacle of national football, but also to enjoy the tempting game and the tiki-taka of the prestigious Catalan club.
The game ended with a score of two goals (2-2), ahead of a high-level presence of local authorities, elected officials from the Casablanca-Settat region and FRMF president Faouzi Lekjaa.
Born in 1942 in the city of roses, Ahmed Faras remains one of the greatest attackers in Morocco and Africa in the 1970s, wearing the national team shirt by 77 times, of which he still holds the top scorer with 42 victories.
Author of three goals, he was above all one of the main actors of the only coronation of the Moroccan national team in the African Cup of Nations in 1976 in Ethiopia.
In the company of Mohammedia's Shabab, his heart-warming club, he was crowned national champion in 1980 and won two Throne Cups (1972 and 1975), in addition to the national championship scorer for the 1972. / 1973 season with 16 achievements.