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Morocco’s Club Renaissance wins country’s inaugural Throne Cup for the Blind

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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.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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