Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani

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Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani
Personal information
Full name Si-Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani
Date of birth (1967-07-10) 10 July 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Oran, Algeria
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
MC Oran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1990 MC Oran
1990–1992 Aydınspor 37 (2)
1992–1993 MC Oran
1993–1995 Raja Casablanca
1995–2002 MC Oran
National team
1984–1996 Algeria 58 (1)
Teams managed
2003–2008 OM Arzew
2008–2011 MC Oran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Si-Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani (Arabic: سي الطاهر شريف الوزاني‎‎) (born 10 July 1967 in Oran) is a former Algerian football midfielder and current head coach of MC Oran. He is the older brother of MC Oran midfielder Abdennour Cherif El-Ouazzani.[1]


Chérif El-Ouazzani started his career with hometown MC Oran in 1983. In his first season, he would lead the club to its first league title in 17 years. The following season he would lead the team to the final of the African Cup of Champions Clubs where they lost a controversial match-up on penalties to Raja Casablanca. He would play one more season for MCO during which he won the 1990 African Cup of Nations before signing his first professional contract with Turkish club Aydinspor, joining fellow Algerian Djamel Amani at the club. He played two season in Turkey before returning again to Algeria. The following year he would lead MC Oran to the league title for a second time before leaving again, this time to Moroccan side Raja Casablanca. After two trophy-less years in Morocco, he returned for a third stint with MCO. He would lead the team to the Algerian Cup in 1996 as well as back-to-back Arab Cup Winners Cups in 1997 and 1998. The following year they also won the Arab Super Cup defeating Syrian side Al Jaish in the final. He played with MCO until his retirement in 2002.

In 2003, he became coach of OM Arzew and was in control of the team until February 2008 when he was announced as the coach of MC Oran.





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