Soccer Football - World Cup - Morocco Training - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 14, 2018 Morocco coach Herve Renard and players during training REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Soccer Football - World Cup - Morocco Training - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 14, 2018 Morocco coach Herve Renard and players during training REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

AFCON: Renard announces Morocco's preliminary squad

Mon, May. 27, 2019
CAIRO - 27 May 2019: Morocco national team manager, Hervé Renard, announced on Monday the team squad for 2019 African Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt between 21 June and 19 July.

Renard called Zamalek striker, Khaled Boutaieb, while his teammate, Hamid Ahdad and Al-Ahly's Walid Azarro missed the list.

The manager also called the Saudi Arabian top goal scorer, Abderrazak Hamdallah, who led his team Al Nasr to win the league title.

Renard's provisional squad for AFCON consists of:

Goalkeepers: Munir Mohamedi, Yassine Bounou, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti Abdelali Mhamdi

Defenders: Marouane Da Costa, Romain Saiss, Mehdi Benatia, Achraf Hakimi, Abdelhamid Yunis, Noussair Mazroaui, Nabil Dirar

Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi, Arroussi Youssef Aït Bennasser, Mbark Boussoufa , Younes Belhanda Fayçal Fajr, Abdelkrim Baadi, Mehdi Bourabia, Amine Harit

Forwards: Nordin Amrabat , Hakim Ziyech, Ayoub El Kaabi, Khalid Boutaib, Youssef En-Nesyri , Soufiane Boufal, Osama Idrissi and Abderazzak Hamdallah


Morocco will play two friendly matches in preparation for the tournament; the first game is scheduled on 12 June against Burundi and four days later they will face Zambia.

African Cup of Nations draw put Morocco in Group D with Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa and Namibia.
 
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