The African Football Confederation (CAF) and FIFA decided today to postpone the qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup between Guinea and Morocco, scheduled for tomorrow in Conakry, due to “the current political and security situation” following the arrest of the president of the African country by the military.
In a statement, the Cairo-based CAF said that “to ensure the safety of all players and protect all match officials, FIFA and CAF have decided to postpone” the qualifying match between Guinea and Morocco. , which was scheduled for tomorrow in the Guinean capital.
“The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by FIFA and CAF,” the agency said in a short note, without specifying when the match will be played.
The statement was published after the president of Guinea-Conakry, Alpha Condé, was detained this Sunday by soldiers from the Army Special Forces Group, according to the commander of that elite corps, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
In an apparent coup, the colonel also announced today, in a video broadcast on social networks echoed by local media, that the military agreed to “dissolve the Constitution in force” and the Government. EFE (HN)