Walid Regragui, whose team was one of the favorites of the competition organized in Ivory Coast after its brilliant run at the World Cup in Qatar, had once said that he would leave if he did not reach the last four . During the competition, he was suspended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for an altercation with Congolese defender Chancel Mbemba at the end of a match, before this decision was overturned on appeal by the Moroccan federation.
The latter indicated in a press release that it had “renewed its confidence” in the coach, during meetings which “took stock” of the Moroccan team’s journey. Noting that the defeat of the Atlas Lions had “caused disappointment”, the federation said it wanted to “mobilize all means capable of ensuring full success for the national team” with a view to CAN-2025, which Morocco will host, and the 2030 World Cup, of which the country will be co-organizer.
“I failed, it was my failure, not that of the players,” declared last week, after the defeat (2-0) against South Africa, Walid Regragui, who had brought his team to the semi-finals. -final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, an unprecedented performance for an African nation.