Congolese skipper Chancel Mbemba, Moroccan head coach Walid Regragui, and striker Youssef El-Neysri were key figures in a Group F encounter. The match ended in a tense draw, with Achraf Hakimi scoring for Morocco in the sixth minute and Silas Katompa Mvumpa equalizing for Congo late in the second half. Cedric Bakambu missed a penalty for Congo. At full-time, tensions were high and Regragui approached Mbemba to shake his hand but also argue with him. The two had a tense handshake and exchanged words. CAF has launched an investigation into the incident.

The confrontation between Regragui and Mbemba escalated when other players and staff members got involved. Youssef En-Nesyri chased Mbemba down the tunnel, but was stopped by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou. A video of the fight in the hallway of the dressing rooms has been shared on social media.

It is expected that fines and suspensions will be handed out as a result of the incident.

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