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The Polisario and Algeria mobilized against the 2020 Africa Futsal to be held in Laayoune

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While the city of Laayoune is expected to host in February the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations (Afcon), the Polisario and Algeria are mobilized against the tournament. On Saturday, the Front’s «Youth Minister» went to Algiers to meet his Algerian «counterpart» Sidi Ali Khaldi, SPS reports.  

«The Moroccan authorities, through these attempts to organize sports tournaments in occupied Western Sahara» confirm their «acts which violate international law and legitimacy», declared Moussa Salma, «Minister» of Youth and Sports of the Polisario, at a press conference held after the abovementioned meeting. He accused the kingdom of «using sports tournament for political reasons».

For the record, South Africa has decided to boycott the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations (Afcon), to be held from January 28 to February 7 in Laayoune.

The country’s sports body «have been warned» by the government not to participate in the tournament «because of the disputed venue», referring to the city of Laayoune.

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