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Ghana vs Morocco: Why was the African Nations Championship game cancelled?

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© Justin Setterfield/Getty ImagesNayef Aguerd of Morocco battles for possession with Luka Modric of Croatia

The African Nations Championship continues as usual after a couple of controversial measures that slightly affected the group stage of the event. Check here why the game was cancelled.

Morocco should have been one of the big favorites to win the African Nations Championship, but things did not go as expected.

They were set to play in Group C alongside Ghana, Madagascar and Sudan, but ultimately failed to take part to top the group standings.

Ghana was the first team in this group to advance to the knockout stages, as the other African Championship teams play a team made up of local league players.

Why was the Ghana vs Morocco game cancelled?

Morocco’s national soccer team were one of the main guests to play in the 2022 African Nations Champions but due to political issues between the tournament host, Algeria and Morocco in the end they were unable to travel as Morocco was prohibited from landing in Algeria with their national airline.

Without Morocco things are much easier for other favorites, but at the same time the absence of Morocco within the tournament reduces relevance and interest to watch the tournament.

This is not the first time that this type of thing has happened within an African soccer tournament, but it will not be the last time either since the political tensions between the African nations will never stop.

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