Sofiane Boufal of English Premier League side Southampton will lead Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations bid after being included in the 23-man squad named by coach Herve Renard on Tuesday.
Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia, Monaco’s Nabil Dirar and Nordin Amrabat of Watford are some of the other key players for the Atlas Lions.
However, Morocco are without the influential midfielder Younes Belhanda, who is on loan at French club Nice from Dynamo Kiev, after a fractured toe suffered just before Christmas ruled him out for up to six weeks.
Morocco, whose only triumph in the Cup of Nations came in 1976, are in …read more
Source: African news network 7