Morocco men’s national wheelchair basketball team are set to appear on the world stage for the first ever time, at the 2018 World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.
Morocco qualified for the championships, which is set to take place between the 16th – 26th August, defeating reigning African champions Algeria in the final of the 2017 African Championships in South Africa.
The team selected sees no changes from the team who were crowned African Champions last year, and they will continue to rely on the firepower from Rida Maataoui, Kamel Megrini and Aissa Falempe.
Morocco have been preparing extensively, taking part in the Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, hosting the Moroccan 4th International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, and taking part in the World Super Cup in Frankfurt.
The 12 men who will make history as they represent their country for the first time at a Wheelchair Basketball World Championships are:
Zouhair Challat (2.5)
Mohamed Oulini (2.5)
Bilal Ben Hammam Lechhab (1.0)
Najib Essahiri (2.0)
Samir El Hamyani (3.5)
Mokhtar El Ghazzioui (2.5)
Abdelillah Gani (1.5)
Mounir Moujoud (1.0)
Kamel Megrini (4.0)
Rida Maataoui (3.5)
Aissa Falempe (4.5)
Abdelhak El Hadaoui (4.5)
Image courtesy of Fédération Handisport Marocain