Mohammed VI Cup: Raja Casablanca, fans to be warmly welcomed in West Bank
Palestinian leader Mohamed Abbas has instructed the Palestinian Ministry of Sport to give a warm welcome and give a free hospitality to Raja Casablanca club and its fans during the second leg match with local Hilad Al-Quds, part of the Mohammed VI cup.
Both teams will lock horns on October 3 for the second leg of the tie, in the West Bank. Abbas’ decision came after Raja opted to play the second leg in the West Bank, a move much welcomed by the Palestinian Authority.
Raja Casablanca Monday beat 1-0 the Palestinian Hilal Al-Quds club in a friendly atmosphere where the Raja fans expressed their support to the Palestinian cause.
The green and whites secured their victory at the Mohammed V stadium filled by about 50,000 fans from both sides.
The match was more marked by Raja fans’ support for the Palestinian cause than to their club. The fans deployed large banners in support to the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation. They vowed, throughout the match, their faithfulness to Palestinians through chants such as “Palestine, Palestine” or “Gaza, will never let you down”.