In a press statement at Hassan 1er airport in Laâyoune, the president of CAF thanked the Moroccan authorities and officials for the mobilization of the necessary means for the reception and the success of this great African competition and for building the required infrastructure to promote football and sport in general.
For his part, the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Faouzi Lekjaa said that the city of Laâyoune and the southern provinces of the Kingdom are now qualified to host the most significant sporting events. Thanks to the development policy conducted under the leadership of King Mohammed VI.
The opening ceremony of the 6th CAN of Futsal, which will continue until February 07, will take place on Tuesday afternoon.
The eight teams qualified for this edition were divided into two groups. Group A includes Morocco and Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, and Libya, while Group B is made up of Egypt, Guinea, Angola, Mozambique.
The organization of two matches will mark the first day of the competition: Equatorial Guinea will meet Mauritius and Morocco will be opposed to Libya.
This quadrennial African competition offers three tickets to the FIFA Futsal World Cup to be held from September 12 to October 4, 2020, in Lithuania.
Winners of the CAN of Futsal 2016 in South Africa ahead of Egypt (3-2), the Moroccans wish to keep the prestigious trophy.