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Barca Visiting Morocco

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Barcelona will visit the Moroccan city of Tangier in the off-season to play a friendly match as part of their preparations for next season.

The game - which will be contested against a selection of local players led by Rachid Taoussi - is scheduled for July 28, and will be the Catalans' second pre-season friendly after an encounter with Hamburg on July 24.


Morocco’s Younes Belhanda Wins Marc-Vivien Foe Prize

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Younes-Belhaf6s5d4f56sd4fndaMorocco international and Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda on Thursday clinched the 2012 Marc-Vivien Foe Prize as African best player of the French Ligue 1.

The 22-year-old scored 187 points to best Cameroon international defender of Marseille Nicolas Nkoulou and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Saint Etienne. Thus, Belhanda succeeds Arsenal’s Ivorian-born Gervinho, who won the prize last year.


Kenyan Duo Sail to Semis

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2010 9 22-2010 9 22 19 16 52-jpg-29053Kenyan boxers Benson Njangiru and Charles Okoth made it to the penultimate stage of the International Amateur Boxing Association contest for Olympic qualification in Casablanca, Morocco.

The two pugilists join national heavyweight champion, Daniel Shisia, in the semi final in the Super Heavyweight and flyweight categories.

Okoth got a unanimous three judge point decision having outclassed Schaffer Paul from South Africa to win the men’s Super Heavyweight bout (91kgs plus) 20-12.


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Enchantment Tangier American Legation Morocco Art BookA perfect introduction to Moroccan history for the general reader. A challenge to scholars to reconsider Orientalism, without polemics. 

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