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Update On Throne Cup Final After Tragedy

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) have made an announcement ahead of the Throne Cup final.

The fixture known as the King’s Cup was scheduled for 1 July after AS FAR and Raja Athletic Club secured their spots in the final.

But after the tragic passing of King Mohammed V’s mother this weekend, there was speculation that a mourning period of over a week would be in place and a fixture postponement would be set in play.

But shortly after the confirmation of the passing, the FRMF released a statement confirming Redouane Jiyed would officiate the fixture on Monday evening.

“The National Directorate of Arbitration and the Central Arbitration Committee have appointed Mr. Redouane Jiyed to referee the match that will bring together the Royal Armed Forces Sports Association “Royal Army” and Raja Casablanca teams on Monday, July 1, 2024, for the Throne Cup final, for the 2022-2023 sports season,” read that statement.

“Mr. Redouane Jiyed will be assisted in his duties by Abdessamad Abreton and Amine Dahane, while the fourth referee task has been assigned to Mr. Youssef Haraoui. The VAR technology will be led by referee Hamza Al-Farq, assisted by referees Yassin Damiri and Suleiman Al-Atif.”

It’s set to be Nasreddine Nabi’s final game in charge of the Royal Army club before his move to Kaizer Chiefs, while Josef Zinnbauer is also strongly being linked with a move to the Gulf region after leading Raja to the first-ever Golden Botola Pro title.

Chiefs released an official statement on Saturday stating their announcement on the new technical team is imminent.

“As we plan to start another season, the Club will soon announce the new coach and his technical team, which will be tasked with guiding the team back to winning ways as we approach our 55-year anniversary in the next season.”

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.