The final of the Mohammed VI Cup between Raja of Casablanca and the Saudi club Ittihad Jeddah has finally been set for 21 August at the Moulay Abdellah Complex in Rabat. The winner of this edition will pocket a bonus of 6 million dollars, against 2.5 million dollars for the unfortunate finalist.
The resignation of Talal Al Sheick, director of the competition within the Arab Union of Football Association (UAFA), had raised doubts about the organisation of the final of the King Mohammed VI Cup, but the body has decided to cut short the rumour. This final, which will oppose Raja of Casablanca to the Saudi club Ittihad Jeddah, has finally been set for August 21, at the Moulay Abdellah Complex in Rabat, according to the Arab Football Association (UAFA).
To reach this stage of the competition, Raja Casablanca defeated Al Ismaily in the semi-finals. In the first leg in Cairo, the Egyptians had won 1-0 and in the second leg, the Moroccans completely reversed the trend at home, winning 3-0. As for the Saudi club Al Ittihad Djeddah, it had won its ticket at the expense of the other Saudi formation of Al Chabab (2-2 in the first leg and 2-1 in the return).
As a reminder, the winner of this edition will pocket a bonus of 6 million dollars, against 2.5 million dollars for the finalist. About 15,000 spectators will have the opportunity to join the stands, that is to say 20% of the total capacity of the Moulay Abdellah Complex in Rabat. The organisers of the competition believe that it will be played under the high authority of King Mohammed VI of Morocco.