THE Nigeria Football Federation has expressed condolence following the earthquake that rocked parts of Morocco on Friday night.
The devastating earthquake, the worst to hit the North African country in over 60 years, had Marrakech as its epicentre and has left over 2,000 people dead at the last count.
Hundreds more people have been injured from the impact of the magnitude 7.2 quake that hit the High Mountains and damaged scores of buildings in the tourist city of Marrakech.
“This is a very difficult period for the people of Morocco. We deeply mourn with them on this devastating earthquake, and we pray that Almighty God will comfort those who have lost loved ones and also grant the souls of the dead eternal rest,” NFF president Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau said last night in Uyo where the Super Eagles are preparing to face Sao Tome and Principe in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match today.
“The NFF and the Nigeria Football fraternity are shocked beyond words at the carnage to human lives and infrastructure. Our hearts are with the people of that country, and we commiserate with not only the Football fraternity but the generality of the Moroccan population on this tragedy.”
The Confederation of African Football has instructed teams to observe one minute silence in honour of the victims of the earthquake in Morocco at all matches of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification series taking place this weekend across the continent.