Ibtissam Jraidi is one of the most experienced players in Morocco’s ASFAR. The striker has won almost everything with her club, which will take part in the 2021 CAF TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League final tournament in a few weeks.
Born on December 9, 1992, in Casablanca, Ibtissam Jraidi started her footballing adventure very early. “My relationship with football began at the age of seven through the neighborhood teams, like all players in this sporting category. After that, I participated in the school tournament and played for the Nassim Sidi Moumen team before joining the Royal Army team,” she told CAFOnline.com.
In a country where football is king, women have often found it difficult to enjoy their passion. But the striker has seen her career simpler thanks to a supportive and tolerant entourage of her choice to become a football player.
“Frankly, I found enough support from my family. They supported me and didn't oppose the idea of me playing football, especially since it was my passion since childhood."
One more reason to succeed ... since with the blessings of her own, she won almost everything. The story is worthy of a fairy tale.
"My journey with ASFAR is rich in titles because we are the most successful club and we form the core of the team," she said.
"We have won the championship 8 times (Editor's note: 2013-2014-2016-2017-2018-2019-2020-2021) and the Throne Cup 7 times (note: 2013-2014-2015-2016-2017-2018 -2019) and we are preparing another final. We also won the title of the Morocco-United Arab Emirates Friendship Cup”.