CHAN 2023: will Morocco finally participate?

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
1 Min Read

will Morocco finally take part in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) football in Algeria? especially after announcing earlier Thursday the cancellation of its participation due to the closure of Algerian airspace to Moroccan planes, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The Moroccan national team will travel to Algeria tomorrow to participate in CHAN. The departure will be from SalĂ© airport,” the ministry said.

Thursday morning, the Moroccan Federation (FRMF) announced the cancellation of its team’s participation in CHAN because “the final authorization of its Royal Air Maroc (RAM) flight, the official carrier of the Moroccan football teams, from Rabat to Constantine has not been confirmed” by Algeria, the host country of the competition.

According to Mohamed Makrouf, adviser to the president of the Moroccan federation, Fouzi Lekjaa: “We haven’t received anything at the moment. The players are training and we will go as soon as our flight is authorized. We are waiting for this authorization from the CAF (Confederation football association) who is to receive it from the Algerian authorities”.

The CAF had informed the FRMF on December 22 that “an authorization in principle had been obtained”, according to the press release.

Maryam Lahbal

Share this Article
Leave a comment