Futsal / CAN in occupied El Aaiun: FIACS deplores the political instrumentalization of sport

APS – Algerian Press Service – LYON (France) – The International Federation against Sports Corruption (FIACS), deplored this Wednesday, “the political instrumentalization of sport, in order to normalize this arbitrary occupation”, following the domiciliation of CAN-2020 futsal by Morocco in the occupied city of El Aaiun, which is part of the territory of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (RASD).

“The FIACS denounces Morocco’s persistence in organizing the 2020 African Cup of Nations in futsal in the occupied Sahrawi city of El Aaiun, vigorously opposing an approach which ignores international legality and the UN resolutions relating to the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara, “said a FIACS statement sent to the APS.

“The endorsement given by the African Football Confederation to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) to organize the CAN 2020 futsal in the occupied city of El Aaiun in Western Sahara remains an attempt on the part of the Moroccan regime to to mislead certain countries which do not realize the consequences of such an approach “, adds the same source.

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Morocco and its expansionist paranoia

PUSL.- Once again, the Kingdom of Morocco has shown a total lack of respect for international agreements and laws by passing in its Chamber of Deputies two laws with which it intends to annex the waters of Western Sahara and Spain.

Morocco is an expert in the application of the old Spanish saying “Agitated river means gains for fishermen”, it already did it in 1975, illegally occupying Western Sahara taking advantage of the complicated situation of the Franco regime, with the imminent death of dictator Francisco Franco, and now does it again at the moment when Spain opens a new coalition government, the PSOE – PODEMOS, with strong opposition from the parties of the Spanish right.

This decision is caused by the great wealth of the area, as it contains underwater mountains that contain different natural resources, such as cobalt, tellurium and other minerals of great value for the industry.

The new distribution of the maritime space that Morocco intends is supposed to strengthen its control over the territory of Western Sahara, since, for the recalculation of the maritime border, it assumes the occupied territories as its own, not indicating Tarfaya as the southern limit but rather the city ​​of La Guera that has never been recognized by the United Nations or by any sovereign state as being Moroccan.

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