American Newspaper: The Mothers Behind Black Dominance
Monday, December 12, 2022 – 6:13 pm
In addition to the “impressive” results that the Moroccan team continues to achieve at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the attention of international media and social platform activists has been drawn to the mothers of the Atlas lions, as in their photographs. spread as they celebrated with their children one victory after another over the last five national teams.
In the early days of the Moroccan national team in Qatar, members of the players’ families were brought in to be close to them and contribute to their moral support and motivation. This decision, which was the subject of discussion before the World Cup, was one of the decisions that explains why the Moroccan national history of the national teams of Africa and Arab countries reached the semi-finals, according to a report by the American newspaper New Herald.
In a report entitled “The secret of the Moroccan national team in motherly love”, the newspaper stated that Walid Regragui, during his four months as coach of the Moroccan national team, made a series of decisions explaining what the team had achieved: which became the subject of world praise. Among them are the reinstatement of Hakim Ziyech, an English Chelsea player, to the Atlas Lions Family and an appeal to support mothers.
She added: “Apart from any tactic, Regragi understood the concept of a positive team atmosphere and a sense of identity. Therefore, the 47-year-old coach decided, with the support of the Moroccan Federation (Royal Moroccan Football Federation), that his charges invite their mothers – including Regraga’s mother – to stay at a hotel among skyscrapers in West Bay, in the financial district of the capital, Doha, with everyone covered expenses.
She noted that there is no other team that would make the mothers of football players plunge into the atmosphere of the World Cup and support their children, recalling that Ashraf Hakimi fled immediately after Spain scored the last shoot-out that allowed him to reach the quarter-finals. -final round to his mother in the stands to kiss and hug her mother.
And last Saturday, the scene was repeated after the victory over the Portuguese national team, where Sufyan Boufal danced his mother on the floor of the Al-Tumama stadium, as the New Herald mentioned Boufal’s previous statement after the victory over the Portuguese national team. In the Spanish national team, in which he said: “My mother is the most important thing, having the support of my family is the most important thing.”