The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed Monday’s World Cup qualifier between Guinea and Morocco after the West African country was rocked by a military coup.
The match was scheduled to take place in the Guinean capital of Conakry on Monday, but Africa’s football governing rescheduled the game citing the insecurity.
Match officials, who have been assigned to handle the game, have been recalled while Ghanasoccernet.com sources within Conakry say the Morocco team is preparing to leave the country.
A new date will be announced later for the match, but CAF says with the military taking over the government on President Alpha Conde Sunday morning it is impossible to play the game on Monday.
“The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by FIFA and CAF,” CAF said in a statement released on Sunday night.
“To ensure the safety and security of all players and to protect all match officials, FIFA and CAF have decided to postpone the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying match Guinea vs. Morocco, which had scheduled to be hosted in Conakry, Guinea, on Monday 6 September.
“Rescheduling information will be made available at a later date.”
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