Hakim Ziyech was once the notable absentee as Morocco trainer Vahid Halilhodzic on Thursday named his squad for subsequent month’s Africa Cup of International locations finals in Cameroon.
The Chelsea winger had a fallout with the trainer previous this yr and was once overpassed for the six Global Cup qualifiers performed between September and November, making his omission no surprise even supposing the Dutch-born Ziyech is observed as Morocco’s key participant.
Halilhodzic additionally disregarded the Ajax Amsterdam complete again Noussair Mazraoui, who he additionally accused in mid-year of feigning damage to get out of enjoying in a pleasant, an accusation Mazraoui has since denied.
The veteran trainer sprung a marvel via naming Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, who has damaged into Barcelona’s staff, and attacking midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who has been some of the gamers key to Angers’ shiny begin to the Ligue 1 season in France. Each are uncapped.
Morocco, who might be some of the pre-tournament favourites, compete in Crew C with Comoros Islands, Gabon and Ghana on the finals, which get underway on Jan. 9.
Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Sevilla), Munir (Hatayspor), Anas Zniti (Raja Casablanca)
Defenders: Nayef Aguerd (Stade Rennes), Sofiane Alakouch (Metz), Sofian Chakla (OH Leuven), Souffian El Karouani (NEC Nijmegen), Achraf Hakimi (Paris St Germain), Adam Masina (Watford), Samy Mmaee (Ferencvaros), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Midfielders: Selim Amallah (Usual Liege), Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina), Aymen Barkok (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers), Faycal Fajr (Sivasspor), Imran Louza (Watford), Azzedine Ounahi (Angers)
Forwards: Zakaria Aboukhlal (AZ Alkmaar), Sofiane Boufal (Angers), Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla), Ayoub El Kaabi (Hatayspor), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla), Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (Barcelona), Ryan Mmaee (Ferencvaros)