boss Gordon Strachan has taken another swipe at the selfish Morocco football
First off the infuriated manager said it was crazy that the
North African country should arrange a World Cup Qualifying match for Saturday when they
had several players in their squad who earned their wages playing in Europe.
It means Coventry go into the match against West Ham United
at Upton Park without their influential midfield duo of Moustapha Hadji and Youssef
Strachan was further incensed when he learned that Chippo
was taking a fitness test on his injured knee to check whether he could play against
"Our club doctor told me last weekend that Youssef
would not be able to play on Saturday. Morocco insisted he travelled to join up with their
squad and now we hear is he having a fitness test.
"That can only mean he has an injury and in that case
should not play. Its okay for Morocco, they only need him to play one match for
them. We have the remainder of the season to think about. We believe he is unfit and the
situation is getting ridiculous.
"FIFA should take a look at the situation with all
countries. If Chippo aggravates his injury and cannot play in our last three matches then
Morocco should be made to pay his wages.
"Our hands are tied, but we shall make representations
to the FA about this."
Strachan could be forced into fielding a new formation at
Upton Park tomorrow. Gary McAllister is the only fit first choice midfielder and he could
opt to play Steve Froggatt and Paul Telfer as wing backs.
Cedric Roussel will undergo a fitness test today to decide
if he travels with the rest of the party this evening.