The Moroccan football selection began on Monday a preparation course behind closed doors at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Maâmora (Sale), in anticipation of the African Cup of Nations (CAN-2021), scheduled in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6.
The players of the national team began Monday to join the Mohammed VI football Complex, where they undergo, on their arrival, a screening test for Covid-19, according to the health protocol in force, essential to take part in the sessions. training, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) said on Tuesday. The players who have already joined the training camp of the Atlas Lions carried out two sessions on Tuesday, specifies the Federation on the website. On Wednesday, national coach Vahid Halilhodzic scheduled two sessions, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mr. Halilhodzic unveiled last Thursday the list of players selected for CAN-2021, marked by the summons for the first time of FC Barcelona striker Abdessamad Ezzalzouli.
This list was reinforced on Monday by the summoning of Badr Benoun (Al Ahly / Egypt), Soufiane Rahimi (Al Aïn / United Arab Emirates) and Mohammed Chibi (AS FAR) to join the national team preparation camp. During the final stages of this 33rd edition of the CAN, the national team will play in Group C alongside Ghana, Gabon and Comoros. Morocco will face Ghana for their first match on January 10 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé.