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Sahraouiya Raid comes back with 40 female teams and three exceptional godmothers 

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A total of 40 participating teams (2 per team) are expected at the 4th edition of the women Raid Sahraouiya, a sports and solidarity challenge scheduled for February 3 to 10 in Dakhla, the organizers announced on Thursday.

The godmother of this event is none other than Aïcha Ech-Chenna, president of the association Solidarité féminine. She has been there since day one and she will be joined, this year, with two other godmothers: Angelle Kwemo, founder of Believe in Africa and Stéphanie Fugain, president of the association Laurette Fugain.

The women-only raid puts sport at the service of causes and noble fights carried-out by courageous women whose commitment pushes them to surpass themselves representing the colors of various associations, they stressed during a conference dedicated to the presentation of this edition.

Among the 40 participating teams, ten will include high-caliber competitors from several African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali and Ghana, a novelty welcomed by Laila Ouachi, organizer and president of the Lagon Dakhla association.

“Solidarity is not exclusive to a cause or country,” Ouachi told MAP, noting that all participants are driven by their strong commitment to noble causes. “It is very important for us to have women of influence who will hoist high the colors of the Sahraouiya in Dakhla, Morocco,” she added.