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Morocco Name Squad For Bafana Clash

Morocco have named their 24-man squad for next week’s international friendly against Bafana Bafana, including players from the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.

The two sides will lock horns in Agadir on October 11as both teams look to pick up wins following their failure to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Read: Bafana To Play Morocco

Fulham’s Moroccan midfielder, Adel Taarabt, returns to the squad following recent disciplinary issues, while Roma’s Mehdi Benatia and Younes Belhanda of Dynamo Kiev will both return home for the fixture.

Meanwhile, Gordon Igesund is expected to name his squad for the game tomorrow afternoon.

The last time the two teams met was in January when Bafana secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations, following Siyabonga Sangweni’s equaliser to make it 2-2.

Full Morocco squad:

Goalkeepers:
Mohamed Amsif (FC Augsburg), Yassine Bounou (Atletico Madrid), Anas Zniti (Royal Armed Forces).

Defenders:
Mehdi Benatia (Roma), Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid), Issam El Adoua (Levante), Abdelhamid El Kaoutari (Montpellier), Zouhair Feddal (Siena), Adil Karrouchy (Raja Casablanca), Abdelatif Noussir (Maghreb Fes), Mohamed Oulhaj (Raja Casablanca).

Midfielders:
Abdelaziz Barrada (Al Jazira), Younes Belhanda (Dynamo Kiev), Omar El Kaddouri (Torino), Abdelilah Hafidi (Raja Casablanca), Mounir Obbadi (Monaco), Fettah Said (Wydad Casablanca), Salahdine Saidi (FAR), Adil Taarabt (Fulham).

Forwards:
Abdeslam Benjelloun (FAR), Mohamed Berrabah (Wydad Casablanca), Youssef El Arabi (Granada), Mounir El Hamdaoui (Malaga), Abderrazak Hamedallah (Aalesund).

By Joe Crann





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