As the CAF Women’s Champions League looms on the horizon, one team from North Africa stands tall, ready to showcase their prowess on the continental stage.
Sporting Club Casablanca Casablanca, hailing from Morocco, secured their place in this prestigious tournament, proving their dominance in the Union of North African Football Federation (UNAF) region championship qualifiers.
Sporting Club Casablanca emerges as one of the promising contenders in the CAF Women’s Champions League, backed by their outstanding performance in the Union of North African Football Federation region championship qualifiers.
Their journey to the tournament culminated in a resounding 6-1 victory over Egypt’s Wadi Degla, leaving no doubt about their qualification.
Sporting Club Casablanca’s strong presence in the regional qualifiers positions them as formidable contenders for the Champions League title.
With their combination of skill, teamwork, and the ability to seize control of matches, they have the potential to leave a lasting impact on the tournament.
The Moroccan side will enter the group stage of the CAF Women’s Champions League, facing strong opposition from South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, host club Athletico Abidjan, and Tanzania’s JKT Queens.
The challenge ahead is formidable, but with their recent performance and regional championship victory, they are well-prepared to face the best in the tournament.
For Sports Club Casablanca, the journey has only just begun, and they aim to script a remarkable chapter in their footballing history as they compete in the Champions League in Cote d’Ivoire.
Group Stage Fixtures:
- 05 November 2023: Athletico Abidjan vs Sports Club Casablanca | 17:00 GMT – Korhogo
- 08 November 2023: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Sports Club Casablanca | 20:00 GMT – Korhogo
- 11 November 2023: Sports Club Casablanca vs JKT Queens | 20:00 GMT – San Pedro
Head Coach: Mehdi El Quichori
Mehdi El Quichori is the tactical mastermind behind Sports Club Casablanca’s strategy and recent successes. He will be crucial in steering the team towards success in the Champions League.
El Quichori made a name for himself for his highly tactical approach to matches and that expertise will be central to the team’s performance.
Key player: Chaymaa Mourtaji
Chaymaa Mourtaji will need to be in her best form if Sports Club Casablanca are to excel at the CAF Women’s Champions League. The 27-year-old was their top scorer of the qualifying competition that helped her side to clinch a place.
Mourtaji’s performance came as no surprise as was named her country’s best league player last season and finished second top scorer in the championship with 21 goals.