he former coach of Western Sahara futsal team, Rakeb Ahmed Baba Haya, directly criticised the Moroccan authorities, accusing them of using the sport and football card to enhance its expansionist mission and continue to influence over the Western Sahara, which, according to him, is still suffering from the occupation and the persecution of its inhabitants over the previous decades.
The Sahrawi coach did not accept the recent practices of the Moroccan authorities, as he asserted in a post on social media that the Moroccan occupation has used sports cards in the past years a lot and paid a lot of money to stars who were great and thanks to the sale of the sport conscience they became small, all for its benefit.
“On January 7, the African Futsal Cup draw was held inside the halls in the capital of our beloved country, the occupied Al Ayoune, with the participation of eight teams that brought us together with the mother continent of Africa and separated us from those who pay more”.
“South Africa withdrew from the theatrical tournament that will kick off on January 28 and will end on February,7, the month that witnessed the birth and proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, the first group will include the Moroccan occupation, which, according to what he said, allocated large amounts of money in sports and we are waiting, and in the same group Libya and Equatorial Guinea, and the second group includes Egypt, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Angola”.
The Sahrawi coach, Rakeb Ahmed Baba Haya, confirmed that the theatrical championship will play on a land that is occupied for more than four decades, and these countries, according to him, are among the 54 African countries in the African Union “and we, the Sahrawi Republic, are among the founders of this union in Sirte, Libya”.
“Six countries Contribute to the occupation policy instead of defending human rights, freedoms and peoples, and many Algerian teams have already withdrawn from plays that are directed by the Moroccan monarchy upon knowing the location of the organization and the teams that will participate”.
The Sahrawi coach condemned the organization of sports competitions in the occupied territories, wishing the African Union will intervene and transfer the championship to another country, and demanded the International Football Association to intervene and apply sporting sanctions such as those that were applied to many countries when it comes to using politics in the sports’ corridors.