The AFCON qualifier between Morocco and Liberia which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, has been postponed in the wake of the earthquake in the North African country.

Morocco was hit by heavy tremors on Friday evening, with several major cities affected including Agadir where the AFCON qualification match had to take place.

The Moroccan football federation said it had agreed with the Confederation of African Football to postpone the encounter indefinitely.

The Gambian national football team was also in Morocco when the quake occurred. They had arrived in Marrakech ahead of a decisive qualifying game against Congo on Sunday.

Marrakech was chosen to host the game because of stadium problems in Gambia.

Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi, has called on everyone to demonstrate solidarity. “This is a difficult moment for all citizens. It is time to help each other to save as many lives as possible. My condolences to all who lost a loved one,” the PSG player wrote on Instagram.

More than 1000 lives have been lost, with figures still rising.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

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