Fouzia Madhouni practices with her recreational American football team, the Jaguars. Photo courtesy of Association Marocaine Jaguars du Football Americain.
Last updated December 2019.
RABAT, Morocco—As the sun sets over Rabat’s corner of the Atlantic Ocean every evening, the various athletic fields that line the city’s waterfront come to life. Young people, primarily men, flood the terrains to play sports, primarily soccer, for hours on end. Grunts and shouts in Moroccan Arabic can be heard along the coast all night. But on Thursday evenings, under the fluorescent lights of a particular field near Avenue Al Fath, the cacophony is interrupted.