Both the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced the postponement of World Cup qualifying match of Guinea and Morocco which was initially slated for Monday 6 September following a military junta hijack of the political machinery in that country on Sunday morning.
The full statement reads:
“The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by FIFA and CAF.
“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.”
Guinea was doing well in their campaign having played 1-1 with Guinea Bissau away to place second after Morocco the sure bet to win Group I that spanked Sudan 2-0 at home.
The match against Morocco in Guinea is vital for them and an extension
can cause psychological pressure for them.
- Eniola Olatunji