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CAF Cancel Guinea-Morocca World Cup Qualifier Over Coup Attempt

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have cancelled the 2022 World Cup match between Guinea and Morocco following a coup attempt in Guinea.

This was contained in press release issued by the football governing body of Africa on Sunday September 5.

The statement said” The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by FIFA and CAF”

The Guineans were supposed to host Morocco in World Cup qualifier on Monday September 6, 2021 in Conakry.

The Military attempted a coup d’etat against President Alpha Condé and his government in the early hours of Sunday September 5, 2021.

“Since 8 am (local time), automatic weapon fire has been ringing in Kaloum, the business and administrative district and the headquarters of the presidential palace,” local media source told Myvoicenews.com.

The source noted that “the reasons for these shots which terrorize the population” are not known for the moment (11h UT).

“All the streets have been deserted, while heavy gunfire continues. The soldiers, visibly unhappy, empty the magazines of their weapons, while the inhabitants of Kaloum remain holed up, terrorized and worried” the source added.

 

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