HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Chairs 2016-2017 Throne Cup Final in Rabat
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chaired, on Saturday at Rabat’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium the Throne Cup final game (season 2016-2017), won by Raja Casablanca which beat Difaa Hassani El Jadida 3-1 in the penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time.
Upon his arrival at the Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid reviewed a detachment of the Royal Armed Forced that made the honors, before being greeted notably by minister of Youth and Sports, president of the Moroccan National Olympic Committee and president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF).
After saluting the national colors to the sound of the national anthem, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid headed towards the field where he was greeted by the members of FRMF bureau, the referees of the final, as well as by the players and staffs of the two finalist teams.
After posing for a souvenir photo with members of both teams and the final’s referees, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid gave the official kick-off of the match, before joining the official gallery, where His Royal Highness watched the final game.
At the end of the match, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid handed the trophy of the Second Edition of the Futsal Throne Cup to the captain of Dynamo Kenitra, Soufiane El Mesrar, as well as the women's Throne Cup to the captain of AS FAR, Ibtissam Jraidi.
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid also handed the men's Throne Cup to the captain of Raja Casablanca, Issam Erraki.