Zambia’s next opponents at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, Tanzania are in the headlines and not for their performance on the pitch.
The Taifa Stars are making news after the suspension of their head coach Adel Amrouche after is rant about Morocco and their influence on African Football.
WHAT HAPPENED ON WEDNESDAY?
Tanzania head coach Adel Amrouche during an interview on Algerian TV said some things about CAF and Morocco prior to his sides 3-0 loss to the Atlas Lions.
He accused Morocco of having too much power in African football and influencing the appointment of referees.
“The Morocco federation is a proven power in the world of African football. Morocco manages African football. They also choose their referees, and we remain simple spectators,” Amrouche said.
MOROCCO FILE COMPLAINT AND CAF DISH OUT SUSPENSION
Arising from these comments the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (RMFF) filed a complaint with CAF.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) then banned Amrouche for eight matches.
The punishment was issued on Thursday by the disciplinary committee of CAF, following the complaint filed by the Moroccan Football Federation (RMFF) against coach Amrouche.
TFF NOW SUSPEND HIM
The executive committee of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has since suspended coach Adel Amrouche.
Due to that decision, Hemed Morocco has been appointed as the acting coach, and he will be assisted by Juma Mgunda
Tanzania will be back on the pitch tomorrow as they take on Zambia in their second Group F match at 19h00 Central African Time at the Laurent Pokou Stadium.