Kiosk 360. Atlantic Club New York will be the first football club in the United States to be ridden by a Moroccan. Its founder, Samir Belhousain, aims to make it a base for Moroccan technicians and footballers.
His name is Samir Belhousain, and he is the first Moroccan to set up a professional football club which will evolve next season in the third division of Major League Soccer (MLS-American championship), reveals the daily Al Ahdath al Maghribiia from Friday June 18.
Arriving in the United States in 1989, Belhousain made his fortune in commercial projects, as well as real estate and automobiles. But it was in 2016 that he invested in the field of sport through the creation of the “Super 9” club, which participated in the amateur league with honorable results.
“Because of my love for sport, I decided to be the first Moroccan in News York to invest in sport through the creation of the Atlantic Club New York. It is a professional club that will play in the third division in 2022, ”explains Samir Belhousain.
Said club is structured around a male and female team, as well as the youth categories. The objective is to reveal young Moroccan talents from the United States in the category of 8 years, 10-12 years and a third category of 13-18 years.
The Atlantic Club New York project is promising for Moroccan players around the world, since it will allow to drain players who concentrate in European or Gulf clubs, especially as American football is a mine of opportunities for the future of world football.
Samir Belhousain intends to meet several technicians in Morocco to recruit them into his club, or facilitate their hiring by MLS clubs. It is the same for the recruitment of Moroccan players for Atlantic Club New York or other American formations.