ASEC, whose defence was torn apart in Rabat after not conceding a goal in four qualifiers, have home advantage over Lobi and need maximum points to get back into the chase.
Ali Bongo addresses his compatriots for the first time in a video message released on December 31 and recorded in Rabat in which he says he is “better” and was “preparing to meet you again soon.” On January 7 renegade soldiers call on radio for the public to “rise up”, in an apparent coup bid profiting from Bongo’s absence.
With Bongo's prolonged absence, the country had been in limbo for months, and officials at the presidential palace did not say whether he was back for good or would return to the Moroccan capital Rabat for further convalescence.
With Bongo’s prolonged absence, the country had been in limbo for months and officials at the presidential palace did not say whether he was back for good or would return to the Moroccan capital Rabat for further convalescence.
Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Gabon’s ailing President Ali Bongo left Morocco on Monday to fly home days after security forces there foiled an attempted coup, a source close to the leader said.
The president’s departure was confirmed by Gabon’s embassy in the Moroccan capital Rabat, where Bongo had been staying at a private residence following a period in a military hospital.
Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco's capital Rabat to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in, calling on the state to make the celebration a national holiday.
Last month, Morocco sat down with the Polisario Front, Algeria and Mauritania for the first talks in six years aimed at settling the conflict over Western Sahara, which Rabat claims is an integral part of the kingdom.
Moroccans Wydad, who won the competition a second time two years ago, scored four second-half goals to trounce Ivory Coast visitors ASEC Mimosas 5-2 in Rabat.
Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Moroccan authorities closed 2,000 illegal mine shafts last year in Jerada, an impoverished former coal town that has been the site of a string of deadly mining accidents.