Youth and Sports Minister dismissed


King Mohammed VI has dismissed his Minister of Youth and Sports, Mohammed Ouzzine, after failures over the preparation of the football pitch at Rabat Stadium for the FIFA Club World Cup quarter-final left the pitch flooded in December.

The failure, due to poor work by a contractor hired by the Ministry, led to a Facebook page being set up in which thousands of Moroccans called for the sacking of the Minister.

No replacement has, as yet, been named. Ouzzine’s Popular Movement Party has five other Ministers in the coalition government and it is as yet unclear if any new appointment will come from the party.

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