The deadline is approaching for the Atlas Lions who will face the Leopards of the DR Congo, on Friday March 25, for the first leg of the last round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The national team has flew on Tuesday to Kinshasa where she will continue to train.
After having carried out numerous training sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning at the Center Mohammed VI, in anticipation of the expected confrontation against the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Moroccan selection headed for Kinshasa.
All the players summoned joined the camp, including the newcomers, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli and Yahia Attiyat Allah, accompanied by Achraf Hakimi, Yassine Bounou, Nayef Aguerd, Selim Amallah, Samy Mmae, Ryan Mmae or even Sofyan Amrabat who showed themselves all smiles on their social networks.
The staff of the national team has also prepared everything to avoid setbacks on the synthetic turf of the Martyrs stadium in Kinshasa. “Kinshasa’s lawn is exactly the same as the one we have here in Maâmora. We are also going to train there on Tuesday morning… The members of the Moroccan delegation who are already in the DRC are also providing us with all the details concerning the Martyrs stadium. We will also train in this stadium on Wednesday or Thursday, to adapt to the conditions of the synthetic turf.Vahid Halilhodzic said Thursday during his press conference.
So far, no injuries have been reported in the Atlas Lions group, after reassuring about the case of Yassine Bounou who was absent in the last match of his team, Sevilla FC.
The first leg will be held on Friday March 25, 2022, at the Martyrs stadium in Kinshasa, at 4:00 p.m. (Moroccan time). The return match is scheduled for Tuesday March 29, 2022, at the Mohammed V complex in Casablanca, at 8:00 p.m. (local time).