In his hometown of Ksar el-Kebir, in the northwest of Morocco, right back Ashraf Hakimi, who also plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Morocco national team, has had a stadium named after him.
In honor of the nation’s FIFA World Cup winners, the Achraf Hakimi Stadium received a new name.
When Hakimi landed and made his way to the stadium, he was greeted by a huge crowd.
Many people had hoped that his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe would join him.
“To be with you today makes me so happy. I am grateful to everyone in Ksar Lkbir. I was very happy to see the city mayor, who had done good things. We must continue to work for the benefit of Moroccans as well as the culture of Morocco. I’m content here. As a child, I spent a lot of time in this town, which is the hometown of my mother. “I’m grateful to everyone,” Hakimi said.
Morocco’s Atlas Lions reached the FIFA World Cup semi-finals, but France defeated them.
Hakimi put in a strong performance in Qatar, scoring a penalty to ensure Morocco’s surprise victory over La Roja and its first-ever appearance in the tournament’s quarterfinals.