Morocco defend Blind Football African Championships title30.10.2017
Champions and runners-up Mali qualify for 2018 World Championships
Both the champions and runners-up have therefore qualified for next year’s World Championships, set to take place in Madrid, Spain, between 5 and 18 June.
Egypt completed the podium after beating the hosts 5-2 in the bronze medal match. This was Cape Verde’s first time competing at an international competition.
All the games took place at the Estadio Nacional, the same used by Cape Verde’s football team for its international matches.
Although finishing in eighth place, Morocco rounded off a good first Paralympic experience, achieving a 1-1 draw against European champions Turkey in the group stage. Moroccan player Abderrazak Hattab also scored the first goal of the blind football competition in the 3-1 defeat by Paralympic and world champions Brazil.