IFAF Africa Championship: Morocco to Arrive in Cairo on Thursday, 12/11

 Morocco and Egypt play the first international match in Africa this weekend!

The national team of Morocco will arrive in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday, December 11th to prepare for the first IFAF Africa Championship against the national team of Egypt .

IFAF Africa tickets printed and ready!

This historic meeting will take place on December 13th at 3:00 pm local time in Cairo. The winner of this match qualifier for next summer’s 2015 IFAF World Championships.

The Egyptian Federation of American Football (ELAF) has confirmed that a local communication firm to stream the game LIVE online.

The Moroccan delegation will have a practice sessions and meeting the whole day Friday before the match.

David Serreau, head coach of Team Morocco:

“The goal is clearly to have our players acclimatize to the local conditions, and to work on our team’s cohesion, since we have not had the opportunity meet as a whole beforehand.”

In addition to players from Morocco, the 45 athletes selected to represent Morocco will be arriving from different countries across the globe. France, Germany, Canada , Spain, Switzerland, and Romania to name a few.

Among these players are Mohamed Aymen Nechchad, who recently won a title with the Université de Montréal Carabins (Canada), Amin Khamsi of the Calanda Broncos (Switzerland), and Samir Lafou of Saint-Ouen Cougars (France).

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Coach David Serreau preparing his team for Egypt

This trip would not have been possible without the many efforts of the ANMFA, Morocco’s national federation.

ANMFA president Ahmed Ben El Cadi told us:

“It is a sacred task to successfully coordinate this trip. I really want to congratulate all our volunteers who give freely. We hope to count on the support of the Moroccan community in Cairo and think strongly to our family and friends who follow us from Morocco.”

Tune in to the IFAF Africa Championship on December 13th at the Stadium of the German University of Cairo. Kick-off at 3:00 pm local time.

Team Morocco’s schedule:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Arrival of players and staff (various times)

Friday, December 12, 2014

9:15 am: Team practice (open to public)
12:15: Team Lunch
1:30 pm: Team practice (open to public)
5:30 pm: Tactics & strategy session (closed to public)
7:30 pm: Team Dinner

Saturday, December 13, 2014

9:30 am: Team walk-through (closed to public)
1:30 pm: Pre-game; team arrival to locker room
2:00 pm: Warm-up on-field
3:00 pm: Kickoff
5:30 pm: IFAF Africa Championship Trophy Presentation
6:30 pm: Press Conference

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Departure of the delegation (various times)

John McKeon
John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.
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