Morocco threatens to boycott the tournament in Algeria!  (official)

Morocco threatens to boycott the tournament in Algeria! (official)

It was more expected that Uganda would withdraw, for financial or even Cameroon, because of the history with Algeria, ultimately it is indeed Morocco that could boycott CHAN 2022! This Tuesday, the Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) clearly expressed this threat at the end of its steering committee. At issue: the tense diplomatic relations between the Cherifian Kingdom and its Algerian neighbor, which has banned direct flights from Morocco.

To this end, the FRMF had sent a letter to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) about compliance with the clauses of the specifications of African competitions, particularly in terms of facilitating the conditions of the participating National Selections. The FRMF had requested the travel of the Moroccan Selection via a special flight of Royale Air Maroc (RAM), official carrier, from Rabat to Constantine, host city of the National Eleven matches. In the event of non-compliance with this point, the FRMF Steering Committee has unanimously decided not to participate in this edition.“, thus threatens a press release.

This is clearly a way to put pressure on CAF, in order to push the body to activate and do its utmost to avoid a withdrawal from the Moroccans, double defending champions, which would be very detrimental to the image of the tournament. It should be remembered, however, that the FRMF decided last September to dissolve his local team and to take part in CHAN with his U23 selection. A participation now called into question…