Egypt hosts first official American Football game in Africa

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Dec 2014

American Football
Saturday's match between Egypt and Morocco took place at the German University in Cairo (Photo: Egyptian League of American Football Facebook page)

Egypt made history by hosting the first official American Football game in Africa but ended up losing to Morocco in Cairo to miss out on a place in next year's World Championship in Stockholm.

Saturday's affair, which also marked Egypt's first competitive game, was played at the German University in Cairo, more than a year after the Egyptian League of American Football was officially recognized by the International Federation of American Football.

There are only three recognized federations in Africa - Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco.

Morocco won 26-6 to become the first African representative at the World Championship.

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