Morocco international Nordin Amrabat
Saturday Jan 07, 2017. 09:54
New information regarding the Morocco national team is that they will miss Nordin Amrabat in the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
The Watford forward sustained an injury and has been ruled out of the tournament set to get underway next weekend.
Amrabat was named in the final squad on Wednesday, but was withdrawn on Thursday evening due to the groin injury he sustained while playing for his club against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
"It's Official - Omar El Kaddouri replaces injured Nordin Amrabat," read a statement on the national team's official Twitter account.
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On the other hand, reports indicated that the Netherlands-born attacking midfielder will be out for three to four weeks.
Under the guidance of former Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire coach, Herve Renard, the Atlas Lions will want to conquer Group C.
Morocco will face defending champions Cote d'Ivoire, Togo and the DR Congo.