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Sanaa Mssoudy’s hat-trick grants Morocco’s ASFAR valuable win over Nigeria’s Rivers Angels



Morocco’s ASFAR beat Nigeria’s Rivers Angels 3-0 in Matchday 1 of Group B, at El Salam Stadium, Cairo.

ASFAR go on top of Group B as Sanaa Mssoudy hits a hat-trick into Rivers Angels net.

Sanaa started scoring at the 31st minute and twice in the second half at 74th with individual skills and again at the 84th minute.

Post-Match Comments:

Sanaa Mssoudy – ASFAR Forward – Woman of The Match

“I’m very happy to be the first player to score a hat-trick in WCL, I dedicate it to my father who passed away”.


“My favorite goal of the hat-trick was the second one because I showed my capabilities and skills in it. It’s all due to my team’s efforts”.

Edwin Okon – Rivers Angels Coach

“The team is tired from all the traveling issues and that’s the normal result. My job is to pick up their spirit, let them know that the game is over and recover for the next matches”.

Abadallah Haidamou – ASFAR Coach

“The first 3 points give us huge motivation for the rest of the matches. Every coach wishes for his players to be the best, I’m very proud of Sanaa and her teammates


“I don’t think we won because the opponent was tired, we played good football and that’s why we won.”

“The second goal of Sanaa’s was brilliant, we physically reacted to it. But the third goal is my favorite as it shows teamwork and right movements”.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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