The Moroccan football team is unable to travel to Constantine in Algeria to play the 7th edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Football which will be organized from January 13 to February 4, 2023 and defend its title. , insofar as the final authorization for its Royal Air Maroc (RAM) flight, official carrier of Moroccan football teams, from Rabat to Constantine has not been confirmed, the FRMF indicated on Thursday.
In a press release published on its website, the FRMF recalls that its Steering Committee, meeting on December 27, 2022, had taken a decision relating to Morocco’s participation in CHAN 2022, aimed at ensuring the movement of the Moroccan selection from Rabat to Constantine. aboard a RAM flight.
Following its request for authorization of a RAM flight from Rabat to Constantine, the FRMF was informed on December 22, 2022 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), as the body in charge of organizing the CHAN 2022, that an authorization in principle had been obtained, notes the press release.
On the basis of this authorization in principle, the FRMF communicated the details of the plan and the coordinates of the flights of the Moroccan selection in order to obtain the final authorization for the RAM flight from Rabat to Constantine and continued the preparation of the trip and the participation of the Moroccan selection in CHAN, in particular the preparation course at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Salé from January 6 to 10, during which two friendly matches against Ethiopia were played, notes the same source.
While the trip of the Moroccan selection from Rabat to Constantine is organized by the FRMF and the kick-off of the CHAN is scheduled for January 13, 2023, i.e. in 24 hours, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation “takes note with regret that obtaining the final authorization for the RAM flight from Rabat to Constantine has unfortunately still not been confirmed by CAF,” the statement concludes.