AFCON AFCON 2023: Watch What Caused Regragui, Mbemba Brawl

Following their 1-1 tie in the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, players and coaching staff from Morocco and Congo got into a brawl.

Following the match, Congo captain Chancel Mbemba—who had previously been given a yellow card for altercations with the referee—was approached by Morocco coach Walid Regragui.

As players from both sides surged in and officials fought to contain the scene as pushing and shoving started, Mbemba made it obvious that he disagreed with what Regragui had said and gestured for the video referee.

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Achraf Hakimi’s opening goal for the “Atlas Lions” was cancelled by Congo striker Silas Katompa Mvumpa, meaning Morocco lost the opportunity to guarantee a berth in the knockout stage with one game remaining.

In the sixth minute, Hakimi scored from a corner kick from Hakim Ziyech, but Silas equalised in the 76th to secure Congo’s second straight tournament tie.

Following its initial 3-0 victory over Tanzania, Morocco tops Group F with four points from two games, followed by Congo on two. Later on Sunday, Zambia took on Tanzania in the other Group F game.

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