The Moroccan national team will play two friendly games, against Libya on October 11 and Gabon on October 15.
Rabat – The head coach of Morocco’s national team, Vahid Halilhodzic, has unveiled his shortlist for Morocco’s two friendlies against Libya and Gabon.
The Moroccan team will play its friendly match against Libya on October 11 in the Stadium of Oujda, while the second game will take place on October 15 against Gabon in the Grand Stadium in Tangier.
The matches are part of the team’s preparation for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers (CAN).
The list includes new names. After his appointment, the head coach promised to give a chance for all Moroccan football players who deserve to play with the Atlas Lions.
Halihodzic’s 26-list includes Kevil Malcuit, a Moroccan-French football player with a Moroccan mother and a Mauritanian father.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) asked the football player to join the Atlas Lions in 2016.
The football player, however, has never responded to Morocco’s invitation.
In February, the player said he dreams of joining the French national team.
In an interview with France Football, Malcuit said that “Les Bleus [French team] is a dream and a goal.”
Halilhodzic also listed Selim Amallah, who plays for Standard Liege in the Belgian Pro League.
From the Moroccan League, the head coach called Hicham El Majahd from the Ittihad Tanger football club.
The list includes regular football players, including Yassine Bounou, Munir Kajoui, Hakim Ziyech, Oussama Idrissi, Hamza Mendyl, Achraf Hakimi, and Noussair Mazraoui.
The full list is as follows:
Munir El Kajoui (Malaga/Spain),
Yassine Bounou (Sevilla/Spain),
Anas Zniti (Raja/Morocco),
Hicham El Mejhed (Ittihad Tangier/Morocco),
Abdelhamid Yunis (Stade Reims, France),
Ghanem Saïss (Wolverhampton, England),
Issam Chebbak (Malatyaspor, Turkey),
Kevin Malcuit (Naples, Italy),
Jawad El Yamiq (Genoa, Italy),
Zouhair Feddal (Bétis Sevilla, Spain),
Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund, Germany),
Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands),
Hamza Mendyl (Dijon, France).
Selim Amallah (Standard de Liège, Belgium),
Sofyan Amrabat (Hellas Verona, Italy),
Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo, Italy),
Ahmed Mesaoudi (Groningen, the Netherlands),
Fayçal Fajr (Getafe, Spain),
Adel Taarabt (Benfica, Portugal).
Rachid Alioui (Angers, France),
Nordin Amrabat (Al-Nasr, Saudi Arabia),
Ismail El Haddad (Wydad/Morocco),
Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganès, Spain),
Amine Harit (Schalke 04, Germany),
Oussama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar, the Netherlands),
Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam, the Netherlands).