Morocco defender Manuel da Costa blames CAF for Egypt defeatAhram Online #02_2017January 12, 2019
Morocco defender Manuel da Costa has heavily criticized the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after his side was eliminated by Egypt out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals in Gabon.
I hope it can be organized in better conditions,” the 30-year-old Olympiacos defender told Moroccan El-Botola.com.
Even referees must be reconsidered.
They killed [sic.]
We play football not dancing,” he added.
Sunday’s loss to Egypt is the first for Morocco since 1986.
The defeat hard to swallow for the Atlas Lions after they spurned several goal-scoring chances in an exciting second half.
“Many hard circumstances had limited our qualities on the pitch.
The conditions were shameful,” Manuel AKA Marwan da Costa stated.
Morocco proved their worth against the powerful Pharaohs but a late winner by substitute Mahmoud Kahraba two minutes from time ended their bid.