Morocco’s football federation has postponed their African Cup of Nations match against Liberia due to the Earthquake that rocked Marrakech on Friday.
There were no far-fetched warnings and the 6.8 magnitude earthquake has resulted in the deaths of more than 800 people, with hundreds injured.
The qualifier match has been postponed till a later date and there may not be a player in Morocco if there are reasons to worry.
The decision was confirmed via a statement released on the Royal Moroccan Football Federation’s official website, which reads: “Following the earthquake that affected some regions in Morocco, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation announces the postponement of the match that was to take place on Saturday evening, September 9, 2023, between the national team and its Liberian counterpart, in the final round of the qualifiers for the 2024 African Cup of Nations – Côte d’Ivoire; Until a later time, in agreement with the Confederation of African Football.
“After this great injury, the national football family extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to all the injured.”
The authorities have been finding dead bodies and the death toll is expected to rise in the coming days.