National coach Hervé Renard unveiled on Monday, May 27, the pre-list of 27 players who will take part in the preparation course of the Atlas Lions, which will begin June 4.
And the white wizard of the Lions, unaccustomed to surprises, has reserved a few. Berkane RS goalkeeper Abdelali M’hmadi and Al Nasser striker Abderrazak Hamdallah were pre-selected.
In the middle, Hervé Renard, in addition to his regulars, has retained Abdelkrim Baadi, who continues to impress with the HUSA of Agadir.
In attack, the focus is particularly Osama Idrissi, the center-forward of AZ Alkmar, new Lion of the Atlas who opted for Morocco instead of the Netherlands.
Ashraf Hakimi, who has returned from injury, was summoned. Remember that AfCON 2019 will be played from June 21 to July 19 in Egypt.
Here is the list of 27 players:
Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui (Malaga, Spain), Yassine Bounou (Gerona, Spain), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Casablanca Wydad, Morocco), Abdelali Mhamdi (RSB, Morocco).
Defenders: Marouane Da Costa (Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Ghanem Saiss (Wolverhampton, England), Mehdi Benatia (Al-Duhail Sports, Qatar), Achraf Hakimi (Dortmund, Germany), Abdelhamid Yunis (Stade de Reims, France), Noussair Mazroaui (Ajax, Netherlands), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbache, Turkey).
Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi Arroussi (Al Ittihad, Saudi Arabia), Youssef Aït Bennasser (St Etienne, France), M’barek Boussoufa (Al-Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Younès Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turkey), Fayçal Fajr (Caen, France), Abdelkrim Baadi (Hassania of Agadir, Morocco, Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo, Italy), Amine Harit (Schalke 04, Germany).
Attackers: Nordin Amrabat (Al-Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ayoub El Kaâbi (Hebei China Fortune FC, China), Khalid Boutaïb (Zamalek, Egypt), Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganes , Spain), Soufiane Boufal (Celta Vigo, Spain), Osama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Abderazzak Hamddalh (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia).