Morocco suffer another setback as Boufal injured

Reuters , Monday 9 Jan 2017,
Sofiane Boufal
Former Lille player Sofiane Boufal (C) in action against Olympique Marseille's Georges Nkoudou (L) and Paolo De Ceglie (File photo: Reuters)

Morocco have added Sofiane Boufal to their growing injury list ahead of the African Nations Cup after the midfielder was sent home from a traning camp in the United Arab Emirates.

Morocco have already lost midfielder Younes Belhanda to a broken toe, Oussame Tannane to a thigh injury and Nouredine Amranat due to an ankle problem.

"Sofiane Boufal has left the camp after examination of his injury showed he would not be capable of playing at the Nations Cup," the Morocco Football Federation said in a statement.

Morocco play Finland in a friendly on Tuesday before heading to the tournament in Gabon where their first match is against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem on Jan. 16.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)

Short link:



  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

More news

Group A W D L P
Burkina Faso
0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 0 1
Group B W D L P
1 0 0 3
0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
0 0 1 0
Group C W D L P
DR Congo
1 0 0 3
Cote d'Ivoire
0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
0 0 1 0
Group D W D L P
1 0 0 3
0 1 0 1
0 1 0 1
0 0 1 0