CAF Rejects Guinea-Bissau Request To Postpone Morocco Game
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rejected Guinea-Bissau’s request to postpone their 2022 World Cup qualifier against Morocco on October 6.
Reports from Bissau reports claimed that the match, scheduled to be played in Wednesday night will be postponed after the Djurtus players suffered food poisoning.
CAF has denied the rumours saying that the Group I encounter will be played as scheduled.
A statement from the Guinea-Bissau Football Federation has also confirmed the African football governing body’s decision, indicating the match will be played as scheduled after CAF turned down their request.
“The match commissioner after meeting with the Guinean delegation decided the match is going to be played despite all the evidence about food poisoning that shook players and the technical team,” the federation said.
“The FFGB made official protest about this game by filing medical report on food poisoning subject. We regret this situation, but we will continue strong!”
FFGB Communication Officer Valdumar Tchongo told media on Wednesday morning that the Syli Nationale wanted to play the game three days later when the players have fully recovered.
Both sides are scheduled to meet tonight at 8 p.m (Moroccan time) in a game which will count as the third qualifying round for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.