MATCHS DU JOUR 3
The transfer window opened at the beginning of January in Morocco, and there has been movementst among women's soccer clubs. Many teams are trying to strengthen for the second half of the season. International players from Central and West Africa have particularly animated the market.
Moroccan women's soccer is also getting into the swing of things. In recent years, clubs have been testing the market during transfer periods. They have not deviated from the rule during this winter market. Launched at the beginning of January, it has been more or less animated in view of the second part of the season. At the moment, it is difficult to have an idea on the number of validated transfers, but some clubs have made their first recruits official while waiting for the end of the market. And the recruits are often female footballers wearing the tunic of their national team. A way for clubs to raise the level of the Moroccan D1.
The leader, AS FAR, multiple champion in title and winner of the last CAF Champions League, has thus strengthened its ranks with the Burkinabe Balkissa Sawadogo. The international, who played for USFA in Burkina Faso, is making a comeback in Morocco, where she played in the WAFCON. She was in the papers of Yzeure where she has just done tests. In the absence of France, the Burkinabe will play in one of the best women's soccer leagues in Africa. The military club has also given Racing Club Casablanca the young Oumaima Harcouch who will try to get some playing time. Another Burkinabe international has also animated this mercato. Rasmata Sawadogo, also present at the last women's AFCON, will now play with the D2 team, FC Saida from USFA.
With Sirielle Moulengui, OCK aims for the rise
For its part, the Ittihad Riyadi of Tangier (IRT) has attracted Natacha Nkonda who has just signed a contract until the end of the season. The Cameroonian had worn the colors of ASDCT Ain Atiq. The Tangier club has however sold the Malian Fatou Dembelé to Fenerbahçe. After only 8 matches played with ANGST in D2, Konou Yawa Bertille, former player of the academy Amis du monde in Togo, joined the D1. She has signed a two-season contract with the AUSFAZ club of Assa Zag.
At OCK, the management is clearly aiming for a rise in the elite. The Khouribgi club, first of its group in D2, has thus set its sights on Gabonese international Sirielle Bouanga Moulengui. The player has signed a contract of two and a half years, we specify. The former player of the Gabonese club O'Mbilianzambi joins her compatriot Elvina Madanie Ntogone Mezui, one of the key players of OCK.
Two internationals at the Phoenix of Marrakech
Evolving in D2, the Phoenix Football of Marrakech has made two nice moves during this mercato, by offering the international Nigerian Etenkpa Joan Benedict and Tunisian Ahlam Hattab, champion of Tunisia with Sousse. The Nigerian, a singer in her spare time, has notably made the beautiful days of Heartland Queens FC Owerri.
Among the Moroccan recruits, Khaoula Al-Douimi left to Zemamra, while Hakima Jabri joined Raja Casablanca. For his part, Jihane Barchi makes his return to Morocco (FUS Rabat) after a short experience in the new Saudi league.
Finally, the Guinean coach Amara Conde is moving up and will supervise Sporting Club Casablanca (D1). The technician left the Rahal Football Club school to make a jump to the Moroccan elite. This lively transfer market is undoubtedly good news for the development of Moroccan women's soccer.