Ethiopia Complain About Fog In Morocco


Ethiopia have filed a complaint with world governing body Fifa after their Group A opener against Sierra Leone on Wednesday evening was disrupted by dense fog.

The game was played in the Moroccan coastal city of El Jadida because Ethiopia do not have an international-standard venue.

The half-time break was extended and the referee stopped the game twice in the second half, with the match ending 0-0 after 15 minutes of stoppage time.

The qualifier “should have been postponed” a statement from the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) said.

Ethiopia are set to host Burkina Faso back at the Stade El Abdi on Tuesday evening, and the EFF have asked Fifa to bring forward the kick-off from 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT) to avoid a repeat of foggy conditions.

Fifa has been contacted for comment.

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