This weekend, Club Renaissance (نادي النهضة البركانية لرياضة المكفوفين ) won Morocco’s inaugural edition of the Throne Cup for the Blind. The team won after beating Beni Mellal (بني ملال بهدف).
Club Renaissance’s roster included Mohamed Alazzouza ( ءحمد العزوزي ), a key member of Morocco’s national team at several high-profile competitions in the past few years including last year’s IBSA Blind Football World Championships and the IBSA African Blind Football Championships.
The IBSA has made a real push in the past several years to develop blind sport in Africa. This includes trying to identify local partners to run continental events with, and make it cheaper for countries to send delegations to participate. Morocco has been one of the countries that have become most active in this effort, including participating more internationally in goalball competitions, and developing domestic blind football and goalball competitions.