Rabat — Morocco's coach Herve Renard on Tuesday unveiled the list of the 26 players who will play against Gabon on October 7th in Casablanca during the 5th round of African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup (Group C), the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) said. Cote d'Ivoire top Group C with 7 points, ahead of Morocco (6 pts) and Gabon (5pts), while Mali is in last place with 2 points.
Goalkeepers: Munir Kajoui Mhamdi (Numancia/Spain), Yassine Bounou (Girona/Spain) and Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tangier/Morocco).
Defenders: Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce/Turkey), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid/Spain), Marouane Da Costa (Istanbul Basaksehir/Turkey), Mehdi Benatia (Juventus/Italy), Ghanem Saiss (Wolverhampton/England), Hamza Mendil (Lille/France), Jawad Yamik (Raja de Casablanca/Morocco) and Mohamed Nahiri (Wydad Casablanca/Morocco).
Midfielders: Youssef Ait Benasser (FC Caen/France), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord/Netherlands), Mbarek Boussoufa (El Jazira/UAE), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray/Turkey), Fayçal Fajr (Getafe/Spain), Amine Harit (Schalke 04/Germany), Hakim Zyech (Ajax Amstardam/Netherlands), Oussama Tanane (Las Palmas/Spain), Noureddine Amrabat (Leganes/Spain), Mohamed Ounajem (Wydad Casablanca/Morocco) and Ismail Haddad (Wydad Casablanca/Morocco).
Forwards: Aziz Bouhaddouz (St Pauli/Germany), Mimoun Mahi (Groningen/Netherlands), Khalid Boutayeb (Malatyasport/Turkey) and Rachid Alioui (FC Nimes/France).