Morocco head coach Walid Regragui has said the the exit of Egypt from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast does not concern him.
The Pharaohs failed to go past the Round of 16 after losing 8-7 on penalties against DR Congo in their Round of 16 fixture.
“I don’t care about Egypt’s exit from the AFCON. They are indeed our brothers, and we felt sadness for them, but the Egyptian national team is like any other, like Congo,” said Regragui, adding; “What matters to me is Morocco, and I don’t think about playing for the Arab flag. We play for Morocco.”
He added: “Egypt’s exit? The truth is that it’s tough for North African teams in this edition. They have all been eliminated except Mauritania and us. This means that what we are doing is good so far.”
The Atlas Lions will come up against South Africa in their round of 16 fixture at the Laurent Pokou Stadium in San Pedro on Tuesday.