Kenya loose to Morocco in 2009 CAR Cup



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11 Jul 2009

This victory gained against the selection of Kenya 29-11 in no way reflects the real face of the game where physical commitment, technique and tactics were the main feature. Yet despite the bright start of the first few minutes of Kenyans, it is the Moroccans who took the lead and laid hands on the ball developing, so their game with more penetration in the run to run and tire the opposing defense. Kenyan team surprisesd the hosts in  10th minute, taking the lead on a unconverted try

Stung, the national team players to redouble their efforts and put more pressure on the opponent that will eventually concede ten minutes later (15th) the first converted try of Moroccans. Leading by 7-5, the Moroccan XV relaxed and accentuated its lead over the opposing team, considering his physical freshness, power, speed and mastery of the game at hand, is able to any time to return to the game and win the Cup that the Moroccans are unwilling to let slip.


In short, the national team persists in the effort and managed to score a second try unconverted after this initial period ending on the score of 12-8 in favor of the selection of Morocco. In the second half time, the same scenario repeated itself since it will be the national team of Morocco who, encouraged by a small audience but very enthusiastic, offered the advantage that emerge victorious from this confrontation with four titanic two trials enrolled successful by the player's club Colomiers France, Tidjini Mehadji and two others by Fathallah Moumen .. The three tests and a penalty kick scored by cons are the work of the club's player of Bobigny France, Thomas Yanik. The final score of 29-11 will be displayed for the XV Moroccan, to the delight of his players, wins the trophy for this tournament that FRMR held for these four teams (Cameroon, Kenya, Morocco and Senegal) not qualified at the next World Cup.

That is what will comfort, in short, the national team while allowing him to peer into the future with a little more serenity and confidence. Finally, it should be remembered that this great rugby festival held from July 8 to 11 in Safi ended in triumph after the match with a ceremony during which the Wali of the region, the presidents of the Confederation of African Rugby FRMR and proceeded to the presentation of the cups and trophies to the teams.