Tigmi vs. Tagadert – Friendly Football Match with the Village
Posted on December 13, 2016 by Arabella Robbins
On a rather warm, blustery day in July this year we had a friendly football match organised for guests of the hotel versus members of the village that Tigmi is based in, Tagadert. The football match is now a yearly event in the calendar, and is always organised by a lovely family who come most years to Tigmi, and who set up the initial football match. It has always been very popular by guests and villagers alike!
On leaving the hotel, we walked up and down and up and down a few little hills, until we finally reached the football pitch. The teams were 10 aside each and when game started, immediately the villagers and guests were fighting to score a goal! Due to the fact that around Tagadert it is rather hilly, if the ball strayed from the pitch we had to be very quick to retrieve it – otherwise it was someone’s job to run to the bottom of the hill and back up (and in the July heat it’s not always fun!).
After a fantastic first half of the match, it was 1-0 to Tigmi Guests. We took a quick breather at half time, but then it was round two! After 5 minutes of play it suddenly became very, very windy, and even the villagers agreed that we would have to suspend the match for another day! Once back at the hotel, the guests got together to discuss tactics with a cool Casablanca.
A few days later the match was continued, and a very close match it was, as by the end it was 1-1. It went to penalty shoots, and that took the score to 2-1 to Tigmi Guests! A celebration was had back at the hotel, and then just enough time for a quick swim and a shower before drinks and supper!