FRMF Rules Out Morocco’s Participation in CHAN unless Special Flight to Algeria Is Provided by Royal Air Maroc
The FRMF ‘s Board of Directors unanimously decided not to send the national team on a special flight operated by Royal Air Morocco (RAM), the game’s official carrier, from Rabat to Constantine, where the national team’s games will be played, during the 2023 African Nations Championship (CHAN), which is scheduled to take place in Algeria from January 13 to February 4.
According to a statement from the FRMF, this decision was made during a meeting of the steering committee of the FRMF that was conducted on Tuesday at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Salé.
The FRMF requested that the Moroccan selection be moved via a special flight of Royal Air Morocco (RAM), the official carrier, from Rabat to Constantine, the city hosting the national eleven games, in a letter to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) regarding the respect of the clauses of the specifications of the African competitions, particularly in terms of easing the conditions of the participating national teams, notes the same source.
The decision made at the most recent FRMF board, which allows for the participation of the Moroccan U23 selection in this competition, was also mentioned by the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa.
The FRMF board also decided that there won’t be any interruptions to the national championship games if the Moroccan team competes in the CHAN.
In addition to the African Football Championship, the FRMF board met to discuss the organizing of the Club World Cup, which will take place in Morocco from February 1–11, 2023, and the national team’s participation in the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.