July 30, 2011
July 30, 2011
The Moroccan FA have released the names of 32 players pre-selected by the national team coach Eric Gerets ahead of threir August 10 friendly against Senegal in Dakar.
Notable absentees from the squad are Adel Taarabt who has not yet been forgiven after the acts on the eve of their four nil win against Algeria while Arsenal’s Marouane Chamakh has equally been dropped due to accumulation of cards; he is replaced by Ajax’s Mounir El Hamdaoui. Morocco who lead group D of the ongoing Afcon qualifiers will use the game to prepare for September’s crucial game against the Central African Republic. Senegal on their part welcome the DR Congo for a match that might well seal their qualification for the 2012 showpiece. The Moroccan squad is expected to be trimmed in the next few days.
Goalkeepers: Nadir Lamyaghri (Wydad AC), Ahmed Mohammadina (OC Khouribga), Aissam Badda (Fath US), Amine Adani Lecomte (Lekhwiya)
Defenders: Mickael Basser (AS Nancy-Lorraine), Rachid Soulaimani (Raja CA), Ayoub El Khaliqui (Wydad AC), Mehdi El Moutaqui (Udinese Calcio/ D1 Italie), Abdelhamid El Kaoutari (Montpellier HSC) Jamal Alioui (Al-Kharaitiyat FC), Mustapha Mrani (MAS de Fes), Mohamed Oulhaj (Raja CA), Badr El Kaddouri (Dinamo Kiev), Zakaria Bergdich (RC Lens)
Midfielders: Houssine Kharja (FC Genoa), Adil Hermach (Al-Hilal FC), Younes Belhanda (Montpellier HSC), Mohamed Berrabeh (Wydad AC), Mohamed Chihani (Al-Arabi), Mehdi Karnass (DH El Jadida), Mohamed Ali Bamaamar (MAS de Fes), Ismail Aissati (Ajax Amsterdam/ D1 Pays-Bas), Ahmed Ajeddou (Wydad AC), Mbark Boussoufa (FC Anzhi Makhachkala), Nacer Barazite (Austria Wien), Adil Chihi (FC Koln)
Strikers: Youssef El Arabi (Al-Hilal FC), Mounir El Hamdaoui (Ajax Amsterdam), Youssouf Hadji (AS Nancy-Lorraine), Ossama Assaidi (SC Heerenveen), Yassine Salhi (Raja CA), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen)
Photo credit: Panoramic