Fouzi Lekjaa still has the Seum. Amid a political crisis between the two countries, the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FMRF) sparked another controversy, this time sporting, with Algeria.
Fouzi Lekjaa’s small sentence will cause reactions in Algeria.
The football tournament draw for the Mediterranean Games in Oran (June 25-July 5) put the U-18 teams from Algeria and Morocco in the same group, which is said to be very geopolitical as it also consisted of France and Spain.
On site, the Algerian selection completely disappointed. After an excellent start and a win against Spain (1-0), coach Mourad Slatni’s team was clearly beaten by the young Moroccans (0-2).
Another loss in the third game against France (2-3) sealed the fate of the Algerians, who had to leave the competition in the first round.
A course unlike that of the Moroccans, who managed to break away from the group. In addition to their win against the Greens, they held France and then Spain at bay. A performance that makes the president of the Moroccan FA a little too proud, who went so far as to poke fun at the Algerian team, against whom he believes the Moroccans are a ” practice game “.
” despicable »
” We have a good training system. What has the selection (U-18) less than Spain or France? The others, I don’t even talk about it because we played a practice game ‘ Lekjaa said on the set of a Moroccan TV station. Through ” Other he alluded to the Algerian team!
فوزي لقجع يقصف و لا يبالي 😂❤️ pic.twitter.com/BmdGJaZAg2
— ENDM 🇲🇦 (@ENDM_Twit) July 3, 2022
Words unworthy of his status, said former Moroccan international Abdeslam Ouaddou, a great friend of Algeria.
” That kind of talk is just despicable and meaningless ‘ tweeted the friend of Djamel Belmadi, who opened the doors of the Algerian squad for him to do his coaching internship.
Member of Government, Member of CAF and FIFA. 🥶😱😨😰. Is this gentleman to develop and represent African football as a member of CAF FIFA? This way of talking is just despicable and meaningless🤔https://t.co/rHTX9beGQv
— Abdessalam Ouaddou (@AbdesOuaddou4) July 3, 2022
Lekjaa should not ignore that in football there is a winner and a loser. When his side beat Algeria in a young category tournament, the Greens beat the pawn against the Moroccans, who almost reached their first team in the quarter-finals of the Arab Cup in Qatar last December.
Despite Youcef Belaili’s goal from the middle of the field, nobody in Algeria dared to poke fun at the Moroccans, least of all the very wise FAF President Charaf Eddine Amara, who has since resigned. Rather, it is Lekjaa, bad loser, who has poured out his juice.
” Algeria visited Bounedjah, Belaili, Bendebka, M’bolhi, Benyada, Brahimi and Benlamri. They missed Mahrez and Bennacer from the first team ‘ Lekjaa responded to justify Morocco’s defeat.
Furthermore, the training system that Lekjaa praises so much is not that superior to that in Algeria, which has trained world-class players like Rabah Madjer and his famous heel and Lakhdar Belloumi, to name a few. Morocco’s first team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup is made up mostly of dual nationals trained elsewhere.