The left winger is opting to represent Morocco in his adult career after representing the Netherlands as a teenager.
Rabat – The Moroccan-Dutch footballer, Oussama Idrissi, who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar, has chosen to represent Morocco internationally instead of the Netherlands.
The 22-year-old left winger notified FIFA of his choice to join the Atlas Lions yesterday.
Idrissi picked Morocco after he attended Morocco’s training camp back in November following an invitation from Herve Renard. But the player continued to deliberate before making a final choice.
After opting for Morocco, Idrissi could join the Atlas Lions for their Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Malawi, scheduled for March 23. He may also perform with the Atlas Lions in a friendly match against Argentina scheduled for March 26 in Tangier.
WIth AZ Alkmaar, Idrissi has scored 13 goals and made 17 assists in 28 games this season.
Idrissi has not participated with the Atlas Lions’ youth teams. However, he performed with the Dutch national football team at various youth levels.