There’s major uncertainty for West Ham star Nayef Aguerd as tragedy hits Morocco ahead of their African Nations clash.

The thoughts of everyone connected with West Ham will be with defender Nayef Aguerd today.

West Ham’s £30m man Aguerd has flown out to Agadir to join up with the Morocco squad for matches against Liberia and Burkina Faso.

The Atlas Lions have already qualified for the African Nations finals in the Ivory Coast next January.

But Hammers star Aguerd was called up by his national team as they play their last qualification match on Saturday night, at home to Liberia.

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Major uncertainty for West Ham star Nayef Aguerd as tragedy hits Morocco ahead of African Nations clash

That’s before the West Ham centre-back and his teammates play a friendly against Burkina Faso in Lens, France, next Tuesday ahead of next weekend’s Premier League clash with Man City.

But there is major uncertainty for West Ham star Aguerd as tragedy hits Morocco ahead of the African Nations clash.

As being reported by news outlets across the globe, hundreds have died and thousands are feared dead after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the country.

Many of the fatalities are said to be in hard-to-reach areas south of Marrakech, which is over three hours from Agadir where West Ham star Aguerd is meant to be playing this evening.

But with emergency services across the country scrambling to save lives in the wake of the tragedy, it appears highly unlikely the game will go ahead.

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Football put firmly into perspective

There is also the moral question as to whether the match should take place with the country in mourning.

West Ham will undoubtedly be watching the developing situation closely.

Particularly as aftershocks have been reported – with men, women, and children staying out in the streets, frightened of further quakes.

At the time of writing there has been no confirmation from the authorities as to whether the team will play the game.

It’s at times like these football is really put into perspective.

Our thoughts and those of all West Ham fans are with Aguerd and everyone in Morocco.


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