CAF Futsal AFCON fever grips Morocco


Rabat, Morocco is alive with anticipation as the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations 2024 kicks off, promising an exhilarating showcase of indoor football talent from across the continent.

The host nation, Morocco, is set to defend their title amidst a fiercely competitive field vying for glory and a coveted spot in the FIFA Futsal World Cup later this year.

This marks the second consecutive time Morocco has been chosen to host this prestigious tournament, with matches scheduled to take place from 11th April to 21st April across two venues: the refurbished Salle Prince Moulay Abdellah and Salle IBN Yassine.

Morocco’s national team, fresh off back-to-back championships in the tournament, will lead Group A alongside formidable opponents such as Angola, Zambia, and Ghana, who are making their second appearance in the competition. The opening match for Morocco will be against Angola at the Salle Prince Moulay Abdellah on Thursday, April 11th, at 20:00 GMT.

In Group B, Egypt, the record winners of the competition, will face tough competition from former champions Libya, as well as tournament debutants Namibia and Mauritania. Egypt’s journey begins with a challenging encounter against Libya on Friday, 12th April  at 17:00 GMT in the same venue.

Excitement is particularly high for the newcomers, Namibia and Mauritania, who will clash in their first-ever AFCON Futsal match later on the same day at 20:00 GMT.

The stakes are high not only for claiming the continental crown but also for securing a ticket to the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Uzbekistan later this year. The top three teams from the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON will earn automatic qualification, adding an extra layer of intensity and ambition to the tournament.

With world-class facilities and passionate local support expected to fill the arenas, fans can anticipate fast-paced action and skillful displays of futsal artistry throughout the competition.

As the countdown to kick-off continues, Rabat braces for an unforgettable festival of futsal, where nations will battle for supremacy and the chance to etch their names in the annals of African futsal history. The TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON 2024 promises to captivate audiences and leave a lasting legacy in the hearts of football enthusiasts across the continent.

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