By Patrick Akoto
Moroccan side MAS Fez have been hit with huge managerial and financial crisis ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup first leg tie against Medeama on Sunday, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
Maghreb FÃ¨s have lost the spark that saw them win the 2011 CAF Confederation Cup after slipping into their relegation trap net in the Moroccan top-flight.
Their abysmal performance has been largely blamed at bad financial management, technical instability and poor performance of players, insiders have told Ghana's leading football outlet.
Supporters of the club have been left disenchanted with their sorry displays and recently held a protest to demand for change.
The decision to release Zniti, Zekroumi, Lemrani Hajji, Chtibi and Bourazzouk has weakened the team as they have struggled to put decent passes together in the elite division, losing 1-0 at As Sale last Sunday to further slip down.
Fez play as guest of Medeama on Sunday with bag load of managerial and technical problems haggling around their neck.
Medeama will hope to pile more misery on the side when they entertain them at the Essipong stadium.
The debutant were impressive during the preliminary stage after recording Â a 4-1 aggregate win over Panther FC while Maghreb drew bye.