The head coach of Morocco’s national team listed Malcuit in his shortlist for the upcoming friendly games against Libya and Gabon.
Rabat – Kevin Malcuit, a Moroccan French football player has reportedly refused the invitation to play with the Atlas Lions during two friendly games against Libya and Gabon.
Head coach of the Moroccan national team Vahid Halilhodzic listed Malcuit on his 26-players shortlist for the upcoming two friendly games, which will take place on October 11 and October 15.
France Football reported on October 7 that naming Malcuit was “one of the strong choices” Halilhodzic made for the next two friendlies for the Atlas Lions against Libya and Gabon.
The news outlet added, “ but the new coach of Morocco will have to do without Kevin Malcuit’s services.”
This is not the first time that Morocco has invited the 28-year old football player to represent Morocco. The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) asked Malcuit to join the Atlas Lions in 2016. To date, Malcuit never responded to Morocco’s invitation.
The football player is interested in joining Les Bleus or the French football team.
In an interview with France Football in February, Malcuit said that “Les Bleus [French team] is a dream and a goal.”
The 28-year old who plays for Napoli has a Moroccan mother and a Mauritanian father.