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Breaking News: Ecstatic Morocco players evacuated from Guinea following coup - VIDEO

Published on: 05 September 2021
Breaking News: Ecstatic Morocco players evacuated from Guinea following coup - VIDEO
Morocco players on board and singing the country's anthem

Emotional Morocco national team players broke into singing their country's anthem after they were evacuated from Guinea following a military coup on Sunday, an exlcusive video from the Atlas Lions team has been shown to Ghanasoccernet.com

A private jet from the  Morocco government was allowed by the new military authorities of the West African country to land and collect the players who were in the country to play a World Cup qualifier.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) in consultation with FIFA postponed Monday's World Cup qualifier between Guinea and Morocco after the West African country was rocked by a military coup.

Morocco's national team players were already in the country for Monday's match and FIFA and CAF promptly postponed the game citing the insecurity.

The country's federation brought in a private jet to fly the team out following the decision by FIFA and CAF and when the players boarded the flight under heavy military guard they broke into singing of the national anthem.

See video below:

The match was scheduled to take place in the Guinean capital of Conakry on Monday but Africa's football governing rescheduled the game citing the insecurity.

Match officials, who have been assigned to handle the game, have been recalled

Indeed, an attempted coup is underway in the capital where an armed group stormed the presidential palace of the Head of State, Alpha Condé who was re-elected in 2020 for a third term.

A new date will be announced later for the match but CAF says with the military taking over the government on President Alpha Conde Sunday morning it is impossible to play the game on Monday.

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