In anticipation of the Botola Pro D1 2022-2023, the Olympique Club de Khouribga (OCK), which has operated a real new look since the start of the summer Mercato, wishes to achieve a better representation of football in the Beni Mellal-Khénifra region.
To this end, the OCK and in anticipation of the next Botola, made several recruitments including Sofiane Karkach (attacking midfielder), Ayman Sadil (left defender), Youssef Chaina, Oussama Chaibi, Treika Nilmare Blé (Ivorian defensive midfielder who had played for Chabab Khénifra and RCOZ) in order to make up for the departures of Jalal Tachtach (end of contract), Houssam Amaanan (end of contract), Said Grada (end of contract), Mohammed Akil (end of contract), Hamza El Fatouaki (end of contract), Ezzedine Derrak (for AS FAR), Hamza Kalai (for HUSA) and possibly Kabelo Seakanyeng whose situation is still under discussion.
The vice-president currently in office since the resignation of president Nizar Souktani while waiting for what the umpteenth elective general meeting of September 11 would give birth to, Mr. Abdelkrim Fassini has never ceased to recall that the primary ambition of the Club this season is to win one of the first five places in the general classification of the Botola in parallel obviously with the major objective, that of building a cohesive team reinforced by the young people of the school of the club.
Note that OCK had played several friendly matches including the one against Olympique de Safi, Olympique de Dcheira and HUSA.
In addition, the phosphate club opted this season for a one-year renewable contract with the Tunisian technician Lassaâd Dridi (45 years old) who demanded assistance in addition to Abdessamad Ouarrad and his compatriots Ziyad Zaidoune and Mohamed Ben Messaoud respectively as assistant coach in charge of data analysis and physical trainer.
Remember that Lassaâd Dridi had trained several Tunisian clubs including Club Africain and Etoile Sportive du Sahel and that this is his first Moroccan experience.
For the SCCM, the resignation or distancing of President Hicham Ait Menna and the departure of Mhamed Fakhir as well as the mass departures of its best players including Boulksout, Ismail Moutarajji, Houmam Baouch, Youssef Motii, Hervé Gay and Arsine Zola, could possibly tarnish the brilliance of the club in the city of flowers.
However, from the kickoff given by the young referee Mohamed El Baroudi, it turned out that the Mohammedans under the leadership of Rachid Rokki have lost none of their technical brilliance.
And throughout the first period, they managed to impose their game, especially in terms of cohesion, especially in attack, which offered them several scoring opportunities, including Aziz Ennakhli’s goal in the 23rd.th minute.
Upon returning from the locker room, the Tunisian coach made 3 block changes including Hamza Hajjar by Najib Mouatani, Aymen Aouni by Aymen Sadil and Zakaria Essafi by Adama Diom.
He added a fourth substitution that of Oussama Haffari by the young Anwar Kebbass, the latter was really unlucky because his first shot kicked the crossbar and a second shot was deflected in extremis by goalkeeper Soufiane Barrouhou. Rachid Rokki reacts by strengthening his midfield through Marouane Zila and Taoufik Safsafi.