Morocco vs Liberia: Why was the AFCON qualifier game postponed today?


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has agreed to postpone the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Morocco and Liberia following the earthquake that hit Morocco hard on Friday night.

Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia has been postponed following an earthquake in the country.

More than 800 people have so far been confirmed dead and hundreds injured after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Marrakesh on Friday night.

AFCON qualifiers were on the agenda in Agadir on Saturday.

The decision to move the game was confirmed through a statement published on the official website of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation.

It reads: “Following the earthquake that affected some regions in Morocco, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation announces the postponement of the match scheduled for Saturday evening, September 9, 2023 between the national team and its Liberian counterpart in the final round of the 2024 African Cup of Nations qualifiers – Ivory Coast; Only later, after an agreement with the Confederation of African Football.

“Following this major injury, the national football family extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to all those injured.”

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