CAN Futsal: it’s heating up between Morocco and Algeria!


A few days before the kick-off of the Futsal CAN on January 28, let’s have a controversy! The choice of Morocco to organize the competition in Laayoune, in Western Sahara, a territory considered by some countries as “non-decolonized”, has indeed caused much ink to flow. And after South Africa, who announced Thursday that she has given up participating in the competition for this reason, it is the turn of Moroccos neighbor and rival, Algeria, to take up the challenge, even if the Fennecs are not qualified for this tournament .

In one communicated published this Friday, the Algerian Federation (FAF) announces that it has sent a letter to the African Football Confederation (CAF) to protest against the organization of this CAN “in the occupied city of Laayoune which is part of the territory of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (RASD)“.

Consequently, the FAF threatens to boycott the festivities planned on the sidelines of this tournament. “Also, the FAF wished to inform that it will not take part in the festivities of the 63rd anniversary (next February 8) of CAF if it happens that it is invited, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Executive Committee of the body of african football», One can read. This position and the content of the words used risk considerably straining relations between the two neighbors …

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