Morocco Coach Halilodzic drops Chelsea’s Ziyech, names final Squad for 2021 AFCON

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief, Abuja

Moroccan fans displaying their national flag.

Chelsea Football Club’s attacking midfielder, Hakim Ziyech has been sensationally dropped as Head Coach of Morocco national senior team, Vahid Halilodzic has  announced the Atlas Lions squad that will compete in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.

Accordingly, the Bosnian coach decided to give a debut call to Barcelona forward Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, after he recently excelled with the Catalan side but he closed the door on Ziyech who won the UEFA Champions Leaque 2020/2021 with Chelsea FC of England .
The most notable absentees aside Ziyech are Ajax defender, Noussair Mazraoui and Egypt- based duo Badr Benoun and Achraf Bencharki who were part of the Morocco side in the recently concluded FIFA Arab Cup in Qatar.
Morocco will play in TotalEnergies AFCON Group C alongside Ghana, Gabon and Comoros.
Morocco Full Squad:
Yassine Bounou (Sevilla, Spain), Mounir Mohamedi (Hatayspor, Turkey), Anas Zniti (Raja).
Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Nayef Aguerd (Stade Rennes, France), Sofiane Chakla (OH Leuven, Belgium), Sami Mmaee (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Sofiane Alakouche (Metz, France), Sofiane El Karouani (NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands), Adam Masina (Watford, England).
Sofiane Amrabat (Fiorentina, Italy), Ayman Barkok (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Faycal Fajr (Sevaspor, Turkey), Imran Loza (Watford, England), Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers, England), Selim Amallah (Standard Liege, Belgium), Azzedine Ounahi (Angers, France).
Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla, Spain), Zakaria Aboukhlal (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla, Spain), Ayoub El Kaabi (Wydad), Sofiane Boufal (Angers, France), Ryan Mmaee (Ferencvaros, Hungary)

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