the “Atlas” Lions, pioneers of African football

the “Atlas” Lions, pioneers of African football
the “Atlas” Lions, pioneers of African football

No offense to some featherers next door, the Atlas Lions continue to make their mark in the history of African football, defying expectations and brilliantly outperforming their opponents. Contrary to some criticisms, the Moroccans have proven their value on the pitch, not only by playing and winning at home and well! even elsewhere-here-by, but also by demonstrating their ability to adapt and dominate in various conditions.

These criticisms of the Atlas Lions reflect more a frustration with their success than a real concern for sporting fairness. No need to introduce our “Atlas” Lions anymore! Do we really need to point this out to the little feather duster of a newspaper, a perfect caresser in the direction of the hair in the East of Eden, who deliberately omitted from his title, oh sacrilege “of the Atlas”, in his section vox populi.

The unfortunate man certainly entertained the hope of a potential “return” of Mount Toubkal in the Aurès. “Lions don’t want to come out of their den“ which he titled in the setting sun. An opportunity for the tortuous mind to fallaciously take advantage of it to spit all its venom on Morocco, the FRMF, FIFA, CAF… and perhaps even on itself by expanding a little.

World-class infrastructure

Never mind ! However, the Lions of the Atlas will hardly deviate from their clear path in space and time. It’s a bit like feeding on fennec foxes in these times when sheep are king. “Saha Aïdkoum” as the cartoonist on duty would say. That said, let’s get back to our topic. Morocco has invested massively in high-quality infrastructure, making the country a model in terms of sports development.

As you wish, ultramodern stadiums from Casablanca to Marrakech, via Rabat and Tangier, without overlooking Agadir and its Grand Stade which is precisely in question in the “editorial waste” or, politically correct, “journalistic dung”, committed by a certain Mâamar Farah not to name him, are flourishing across Morocco.

To the great displeasure of the hater next door who, as his first name indicates, is dialectically more of a “come-over,” more than a complete, Lhe Kingdom of Morocco has facilities worthy of the biggest international competitions. This equipment has been recognized by FIFA and CAF, allowing Morocco to host major events such as CAN 2025 and the 2030 World Cup.

A team on the rise

On the ground “here and elsewhere”, the Atlas Lions did not only shine thanks to their infrastructure, but also thanks to their exceptional performance on the ground. During these qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup in which the little fennec next door is struggling to find its way, they inflicted a scathing 6-0 defeat on Congo, proving their absolute domination. We understand that this is annoying! This victory in Agadir is not the result of chance, but the result of rigorous preparation and the undeniable talent of a group in the making.

Morocco is resolutely looking to the future and has a great ambition to host the 2030 World Cup. This ambitious goal is supported by continued investments in infrastructure and the development of local talent. Morocco has already proven that it can compete with the world’s best teams and is preparing to do so on an even bigger scale, Qatar remains on people’s minds.

Vision for the future

But, it is true that the seniles of the Muppets show made in Algeria and their henchmen do not remember it or simply do not want it. They had cut off listening to the performances of the Atlas Lions for Algerian citizens, which was bad for them. Morocco’s participation lasted until the semi-final and classification match and above all, it caused such a commotion that it responded to the deafening silence of the media East of Eden.

Whether we like it or not, the Atlas Lions symbolize the rise of Moroccan and African football. Their success is not just a matter of luck or favoritism, but the result of a well-thought-out strategy, investment in infrastructure and a commitment to excellence. While some critics may attempt to downplay their achievements, it is clear that Morocco is on the right path to becoming a true power in world football.

Obtaining the organization of CAN 2025 by Morocco, stolen precisely from under Algeria’s nose, is deserved recognition of the country’s efforts to promote football in Africa. Unlike other nations not far away, Morocco has demonstrated its ability to organize high-level competitions, offering optimal conditions for teams and supporters. CAN 2025 in Morocco only becomes more deserved.



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