The Atlas Lions of Morocco : Morocco will not take part of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches of Match-Day Three and Four during the international FIFA break this week and weekend.
It should be recalled that FIFA suspended Zimbabwe following the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) decision to suspend the Felton Kamambo led ZIFA board on a litany of charges, which included gross incompetence, failure to account for public funds and sexual abuse of female referees.
As a consequence of having failed to have their suspensions by FIFA set aside, CAF decided to disqualify them from the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers.
“The qualifiers will kick-off on the first day of June 2022. CAF had included them in the official draw earlier in April 2022 on condition that the suspension must be lifted two weeks before their first match day.
“Kenya and Zimbabwe, suspended for political interference, have not yet met the criteria required by the FIFA Congress as a prerequisite for lifting their suspension.
As a result : Because of the suspension, the following will apply :
The two associations; Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) will be considered losers and eliminated from the competition.” , CAF decided.
The Atlas Lions were scheduled to take on the Warriors during Day Three and Four of the qualification series but now they have a rest day.
Morocco who became the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup during the Qatar edition have therefore arranged for two international friendlies against Brazil on Saturday March 25th in Tanger and versus Peru on March 28th in Madrid.
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