A.D Ceuta and Melilla C.F are two clubs that became a headache for Spanish administration. In 1956, Morocco’s independence forced a drastic change, as Ceuta and Melilla needed to integrate the Spanish league system, a major logistical problem. As the team joined the Spanish league system in 1956, it was merged with Tangier’s football club. This ‘derby’ had last taken place in 2012 — a derby that sees 225km divide both teams, making it perhaps the furthest derby in ‘Europe’, though it takes place… In North Africa. This was the story of the ‘Enclave Derby’, a derby that will once again take place on the 29th of January 2024 in Melilla.
Source: The North Africa Journal October 02, 2023 20:12 UTC