Moroccan League skips night curfew in Ramadan

The Moroccan authorities gave a special authorization to the different football clubs that play in the first division league (Botola) to play and train during the nightly curfew imposed throughout the fasting month of Ramadan in prevention against Covid-19.

As Efe learned, the decision was made after the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has requested this exemption to be able to schedule matches at night instead of the daytime, when the players feel more tired and weak due to their fasting.

Using this exemption, the different clubs programmed the training sessions also after breaking the fast, after having received special authorizations for night mobility for their players and the coaching staff.

The permits are also used in case of travel to another city to play a game.

In fact, the games that are played today, and all thereafter, already have been programmed for 22 hours, of course without the presence of the public, as is mandatory since the beginning of the pandemic.

Morocco established a night curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (local and GMT) throughout the fasting month in prevention against the spread of the coronavirus and its variants.

During Ramadan the faithful must abstain from eating, drinking and having sexual relations from sunrise to sunset.