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CHAN 2018:Focus on a beautiful sandy beach awaits football in Agadir,Morocco

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African football focus moves to Morocco from January 13th to February 4th 2018 as they host the much anticipated African Nations Championship (CHAN) in four major cities Agadir,Casablanca,Marrakech and Tangier.

It will be a huge spectacle and football bonanza  as a beautiful sandy beach awaits the football teams and soccer lovers in Agadir .soka25east.com will focus on the host cities ahead of the tournament to give the teams and football fans a chance to know the host cities.

Agadir,is a  city along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, is the capital of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane province. A resort destination, it’s known for its golf courses, wide crescent beach and seaside promenade lined with cafes, restaurants and bars.

Agadir’s hilltop kasbah was destroyed in a 1960 earthquake, but its original old wall remains standing. Virtually destroyed and then rebuilt following an earthquake in 1960, it is the most modern of the country’s cities, but still retains a sense of its past. We list the top 10 things to see and do here.

Agadir is renowned for its beautiful stretch of sand. Unlike the beach at nearby Essaouira , which is battered by Atlantic winds pretty much all year round, Agadir’s is tranquil and inviting. It is also, clean and well-maintained, and there are lifeguards on patrol during the peak summer months.

Adrar Stadium:

Adrar Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Agadir, Morocco, that was inaugurated in 2013. It is used mostly for football matches and will host CHAN 2018 matches to be played in Agadir . The stadium has a capacity of 45,480 seat.

Airport:

Agadir ‘s Al Massira Airport is an international airport serving Agadir, a major city in southwest Morocco and the capital of Souss-Massa region. The airport is located in the commune of Temsia, 20 km southeast of Agadir proper.Agadir has 2 Airports

Shop In The Souk El Had d’Agadir

Souks are an integral aspect of Moroccan culture. Agadir’s Souk El Had is where many of the city’s residents do their shopping. Even if you’re not one for souvenir buying, the atmosphere here alone makes the trip worthwhile. It’s a total sensory immersion, and a wonderful place in which to get lost for a while.

Eat At Les Blancs

Les Blancs is a great spot to eat or just have a drink. Unsurprisingly, fresh seafood features heavily on the Spanish-influenced menu but there are plenty of options for vegetarians too. The wine list is extensive, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the prices, considering the location and the quality of the food, are extremely reasonable.

Visit The Memoire d’Agadir

The Memoire d’Agadir is a small museum situated a few streets behind the beach, in a peaceful garden filled with palms and cacti. There are no high-tech, interactive exhibitions inside; instead, the walls are covered with photos and newspaper clippings documenting the history of the city, with particular focus on the devastating earthquake of 1960.

Group D Matches:

Angola,Cameroon,Congo and Burkina Faso

 

About Collins Okinyo

Appointed by CAF President Dr.Ahmad as CAF Media Expert. An expert on African football with over 13 years experience ,always with an ear to the ground with indepth knowledge of the game. I have worked for top publications including 7 years at www.supersport.com until i founded www.soka25east.com to quench the thirst of football lovers across the continent. I have trained young upcoming journalists who are now a voice in African football.I have covered World Cup,AFCON,CHAN,Champions League,Confederations Cup,Cecafa,Cosafa,Wafu and many other football tournaments across the World. Founder Football Africa Arena(FAA),Founder www.afrisportdigital.com

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