Zamalek's Boutaib keeps place in Morocco's final AFCON squad

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 11 Jun 2019,
File pohoto: Morocco's Khalid Boutaib celebrates scoring their first goal. -REUTERS

Morocco coach Herve Renard revealed on Tuesday his team's final 23-man squad for the June-July African Cup of Nations in Egypt, which included Zamalek's experienced striker Khalid Boutaib.

Boutaib retained his place in the squad after being named in the preliminary 27-man roster on 27 May.

Striking trio Ayoub El Kaabi, who plays for Chinese club Hebei China Fortune F.C, Abdelkarim Baadi (Hassania Union Sport Agadir) and Amine Harit (Schalke) were excluded from the final squad, along with Nahdat Berkane's goalkeeper Abdelali Mhamdi.

Morocco were drawn in Group D alongside Ivory Coast, Namibia and South Africa.

They will kick off their campaign by facing Namibia on 23 June.

Morocco's full 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui (Malaga), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (IR Tanger)

Defenders: Marouane Da Costa (Al Ittihad), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton), Yunis Abdelhamid (Reims), Mehdi Benatia (Al Duhail), Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi (Al Ittihad), Youssef Aït Bennasser (Saint Etienne), Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo), Mbark Boussoufa (Al Shabab), Younès Belhanda (Galatasaray), Fayçal Fajr (Caen), Nordin Amrabat (Al Nassr), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax), Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganes), Sofiane Boufal (Celta Vigo), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe)

Forwards: Abderazak Hamed Allah (Al Nassr), Khalid Boutaib (Zamalek), Oussama Idrissi (AZ)

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