Coaching Staff


of The Moroccan National Debate Team


Founder & President: Soufiane Choubani


Soufiane is the brainchild behind the MNDT, MYDC and MDA. He is also back-to-back national university debate championship coach with 42 wins and only 3 losses in the Moroccan university debate circuit since 2013. He was first introduced to debate and public speaking in high school´s competitive Model United Nations club, a club which is ranked in the top 10 in USA. He now has over 7 years of experience coaching public speakers and debaters with several titles and national best speakers. He was the first person to introduce to World Schools Style (WSS) format to Morocco and North Africa. In 2014 was awarded The Best Coach in Morocco award just months before he founded the MNDT and led them to the 2014 World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC). The MNDT has remained as one of the top 3 teams in Africa under his leadership. 
2014 WSDC [Thailand] & 2015 WSDC [Singapore]: Morocco Head Coach
2014 USA-Maghreb Youth Debates (UMYD): Champion, Team Morocco 
2014 Best Debate Coach in Morocco Award
2014 Moroccan Open Debate Team (MODT): Champion, Team Morocco
2013/2014 Moroccan Regional & National Tournament: Champion
[Debating Experience]
2021 ICU Tournament
2018 Philosophy Open: 24th Best Team
2018 KK-Cup [Japan]
2018 Nagoya Debate Open [Japan]
1999/2001 Franklin High School Model United Nations Club [USA]
[Adjudicator Experience]
2021 PDA High School Parliamentary Debate World Congress [Japan]: Semifinals Judge
2021 East Asia Invitational [South Korea]: Chief Adjudicator Panel
2020 Taiwan Debate Open
2017 PDA High School Parliamentary Debate World Congress [Japan]: Grand Final 
2015 American School of Ifrane International Tournament (ASI): Chief Adjudicator 
2014 USA-Maghreb Youth Debates (UMYD)
2013/2016 NSDA Morocco Policy & LD Debate

National Team Head Coach: Adel Mostaque Ahmed


(Member since 10/2021)
Former Lecturer at the International United University
Former member of the selector pool for the Nepal National Team for WSDC 2018 & 2019
Former member of the external trainer pool of the WSDC preparation for Bangladesh national team (2016 – 2019)
[Debating Experience]
2020 LUMS Online Pre-ABP [Pakistan]: Open Quarterfinalist
2020 Alternative Pre-ABP: Quarterfinalist
2020 EWU Debate Open: Finalist
2019 Kathmandu World Debates [Nepal]: 3rd Best Speaker
2017 BUP IV: 6th Best Speaker
[Adjudicator Experience]
2021 World Schools Debating Championship
2021 Harvard College World Schools Invitationals: Double Octofinal
2021 Cambridge ABP: Open Finals
2020 World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC): Broke
2020 World Schools Debating Championship: Broke
2020 North East Asian Debating Championship (NEADC): 5th Best Adjudicator
2020 Shanghai International Debate Open: HS Finals
2018 Nepal National Inter-Schools Debating Championship (Mahakumbha 2018): Chief Adjudication Panel (CAP)
2017 Asian Schools Debating Championship: Chief Adjudicator (CA)

Development Team Head Coach: Sara Brdnik


(Member since 09/2021)
[Debating Experience]
2018 World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC): Broke, Team Slovenia
2018 World Schools Debate Academy: Champion
2017 World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC): Team Slovenia 
2017 Winter Holidays Open (WHO): Breaking Team
2017 Prague Debate Spring Open: Breaking Team 
[Adjudicator Experience]
2021 7th ISDC Oldham Cup: Broke
2021 NJDO: Chair & QF
2021 DSDC 2021: Chief Adjudicator 
2020/2019 World Schools Debate Academy: Chair
2019 International Debate Competition Ljutomer: Chief Adjudicator
2017 Winter Holidays Open (WHO): Breaking team
2017 Prague Debate Spring Open: Breaking team

Student Advisor: Mohammed Bouzouba


(Founding Debater/2014)
Mohammed was not only a member of the first MNDT that travel to Thailand to participate in the WSDC 2014, but was also the captain of the 2015 and 2016 national teams. He has been a pioneer to his nation and North Africa, not only for the MNDT but also for his high school debate team, Amicitia, which he represented for the first time at the NSDA Nationals tournament in 2015 and 2016.  
[Debating Experience]
2015/2016 NSDA Nationals [USA]: Morocco District Qualifier 
2015 WSDC [Singapore]: Team Morocco Captain
2015 Moroccan Open Debate Tournament (MODT): Champion
2014/2015 NSDA Morocco: Policy Debate: National Champion
2014 Moroccan-Youth Debate Camp (MYDC): Debater
2014 North African International Model United Nations (NAIMUN): Delegate 
2014 WSDC [Thailand]: Team Morocco Debater
2014 NSDA Morocco: National Best Speaker

Adjudicator: Mehdi Idrissi Guenouni

Mehdi Idrissi Guenouni

(Member since 2021)
[Debating Experience]
2021 African National Debate League: 5th Best Team & 11th Best Speaker
2021 ICU Tournament
2020 Astana Novice Championship: Novice QF
2020 UCD Novice IV Silver: Finalist
2020 Canadian Random Pro-AM: ESL Finalist
2020 Manchester IV ESL: Finalist
[Adjudicator Experience]
2021 Odesa: ESL (Panelist) Novice Finals
2021 WSDC: 1st North African Adjudicator
2020 Pretoria IV: 9th Best Judge


Ambassador to Europe: Kaoutar Chahboune

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(Member since 09/2017)

Ambassador to Asia: (TBA)

Ambassador to North America: (TBA)

Ambassador to South America: (TBA)

*Broke/Breaking Team/Adjudicator/Debater= Qualified for the second round after feedback from adjudicators.
1. To break as a team, you have to earned enough wins/ballots.
2. To break as a adjudicators, you must have received enough positive feedback for your decision of the wining and losing team, with clear reasoning for your decisions.

Founding-Coach News Article

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Interested in joining our coaching staff as a coach or adjudicator? Send your debate/public speaking CV to our head coach at and we will get back to you within a few days. 
Adjudicator Training Courses are offered once a year in August. To find out more information, please visit

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