The new list excluded four players summoned in the AFCON pre-selection stage..
Rabat – Herve Renard, Head coach of Morocco’s national football team, unveiled on Tuesday, June 11, the final list of t players who will join the Moroccan squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN).
The list includes the majority of the footballers included in the preliminary list announced on May 27. However, four footballers were excluded, including Amine Harit, Ayoub El Kaabi, and Abdelkarim Baadi.
The list of the footballers called up for the African tournament, includes Morocco’s captain Mehdi Benatia, who will lead the Atlas’ Lions, joined by Moroccan league player, Ahmed Reda El Tagnaouti from Wydad Casablanca.
The list also includes Morocco’s international footballers, Hakim Ziyech, who plays for Ajax Amsterdam, and Achraf Hakimi, from Borussia Dortmund.
Both footballers have delivered spectacular performances with the Atlas Lions and their international football clubs.
The list also includes Abderrazak Hamdallah, who plays for Al Nasser football club. The footballer was recently honored in Saudi Arabia, where he won the Golden Shoe Award. He was also awarded the title of best scorer in the Saudi Football Championship, topping the charts of Saudi Football as the top goal scorer ever recorded.
Renard’s squad also includes Morocco’s key goalkeepers, Mounir El Kajoui El Mohammadi and Yassine Bounou, who both play with Spanish football clubs.
Moroccan football stars Noureddine Amrabat and Sofiane Boufal will also play in the competition.
The list also includes:
Mbark Boussoufa, midfielder
Karim Ahmadi, midfielder
Younes Belhanda, attacking midfielder
Fayssal El Fajr, attacking midfielder
Youssef En-Nesyri, striker
Khalid Boutaib, striker
Oussama El Idrissi, winger
El Mahdi Bourabia, midfielder
Ghanim Saiss, defender/ midfielder
Marouane Da Costa, center-back
Youssef Ait Bennasser, midfielder
The national football team are currently training in preparation for the tournament, which will start on June 21 in Egypt.
The squad will play two friendly games ahead of the competition. The first friendly will be against Gambia on June 12, while the Atlas Lions will play another friendly against Zambia on June 17. The two matches will serve as a preparation phase for the competition.