The African School Champions Cup has produced its first winners. After two days of impressive football from the six participating countries, the winners have been crowned.
The young school girls of Morocco triumphed over their South African opponents by a goal to nil in a keenly contested final.
It was the confidence, intelligence and charisma of the young Moroccans that caught the attention of the fans inside the Stade De Martyrs on Sunday the 20th of February 2022.
Impressive displays from Fatima Zahraa Naini, who won the player of the tournament, and Yasmine Sioui was enough to earn them the trophy.
In the boys' category, hosts the DRC defeated Senegal by 3 goals to 1 and secured the trophy for their country.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, CAF president, Patrice Motsepe were present to hand the trophies over to the winners.
Speaking to the media after presenting the trophies, Infantino said the tournament “is here to stay”
The African Schools Championship is a competition organised by FIFA to support grassroots football development on the African continent; It is expected that the next edition will have more African countries after a pilot test of 6 teams this year.