Ghana CHAN group opponents Morocco pull out of competition

Reigning champions, Morocco have withdrawn from the 2022 African Nations Championship which is set to begin on Friday, January 13, 2022 in Algeria.

The news actually popped up couple of weeks ago and was treated as a mere rumour initially but looks like it has finally turned out to be the truth after an official statement from the Morocco FA.

This is mainly due to flight issues between them and the host country Algeria- who have denied them the authorization of flying into their country with their own flights despite seeking for all legit permits surrounding the process.
Morocco are the holders of the competition and have in fact emerged champions of the last two editions; the ‘host and win’ in 2018 before humbling Mali to clinch the last episode in Cameroon.
The Atlas Lions are in the same group with Ghana and as it stands the West African nation will be left with only two countries (Sudan and Madagascar) in Group C, with just a day to the start of the competition.
However, the Confederation of African Football are yet to communicate the way forward as to whether they will be replacing them with a new country or not.

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