The tone is rising between the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and the Congolese Federation of Association Football (FECOFA). After the scathing letter from the FRMF addressed to FIFA concerning the reception described as deplorable by the national team in Kinshasa, FECOFA reacted quickly.
FECOFA is defending itself after the letter from the FRMF addressed to FIFA in which it deplores a certain negligence on the part of the Congolese delegation which did not respond when its Moroccan counterpart arrived at Kinshasa airport. .
Moreover, the Moroccan body said it was on its own at Ndjili International Airport and denounced “anti-fair play” behavior.
“We were surprised that the two buses that the FRMF had rented to provide airport-hotel transport were not available before arrival. These two rental buses simultaneously, suddenly and strangely had sudden breakdowns, ”she denounced.
Following this, FECOFA wrote a response letter to give its version of the facts. ” We would have liked the FRMF to allude to the Fecofa bus, which comfortably transported the Moroccan delegation from the airport to the hotel with the escort of our police and not to leave unmentioned the bus in poor condition praised by their own delegates”, declared the Congolese body, before adding:
“The Fecofa protocol was at the airport with a very good quality bus and a Prado jeep. As paradoxical as it may seem, their team has in advance rented another bus without our knowledge, certainly to avoid boarding the Fecofa bus“, tackled the DRC. “We are sorry for the poor choice they made, but this cannot in any way be attributed to Fecofa. Consequently, we ask the FRMF to withdraw the unfounded comments contained in the pre-recalled correspondence”.
This should add fuel to the fire as the national team faces several attempts at destabilization from Congolese supporters.
Indeed, according to witnesses present, Congolese supporters also came to disrupt the training session of the Atlas Lions at the Martyrs stadium.
As a reminder, the national team will have to face that of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this Friday, March 25 for the account of the first leg of the play-offs of the African zone on the sidelines of a qualification for the 2022 World Cup. return match will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.