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Morocco in dreamland after securing maiden Women’s World Cup berth



Hosts Morocco have become the first African team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the same year.


What a fairy tale as they will be making a debut at the Women’s World Cup for the first time.

They progressed to the semi-finals of the 2022  Women’s Africa Cup of Nations also for the first time in the country’s history after overcoming an exciting Botswana side 2-1 on Wednesday night. 

The victory also ensured that the Atlas Lionesses also secured the country’s maiden place at the Women’s World Cup as they qualified for next year”s competition in Australia and New Zealand following the quarter-final victory in Rabat.

The win of the Maghrebians over the Mares was thoroughly deserved even though the crowd buoyed the home side with vociferous support at Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium.



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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