Morocco on Wednesday announce the 23-player squad which will compete at the 2016 African Nations Championship.
It will be the Atlas Lions’ second appearance at the continental tournament, whose latest edition will take place in Rwanda from January 16 to February 7.
They will be looking to reach the last four of the competition after falling to Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the last edition in South Africa in 2014.
Morocco’s locally-based national team coach M’hamed Fakhir looked to Raja Casablanca and FUS Rabat for the core of his squad, with the two domestic giants providing 5 players each.
The local Lions will launch their CHAN campaign against Gabon in Kigali on 16 January, before taking on their other two Group A opponents, Côte d’Ivoire and tournament’s hosts Rwanda.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed Amine El Bourkadi (Olympique club Khouribga), Abderrahmane Houasli (FUS Rabat), Abdelali Mhamdi (Renaissance Berkane)
Defenders: Abderrahim Achchakir (AS FAR), Mehdi El Bassel (FUS Rabat), Anass Lamrabet (Moghreb Tétouan), Adil Karrouchy (Raja Casablanca), Jaouad El Yamik (Olympique club Khouribga), Mohamed Oulhaj (Raja Casablanca), Mohamed Aberhoun (Moghreb Tétouan), Youssef El Idrissi Aguerdoum (Difaa Hassani El Jadida)
Midfielders: Brahim Nekkach (Wydad Casablanca), Issam Erraki (Raja Casablanca), Marouane Saadane (FUS Rabat), Ahmed Jahhouh (Raja Casablanca), Abdessamad Lambarki (Chabab Rif Al Hoceima), Mohamed Ounajem (Wydad Casablanca), Abdelaadim Khadrouf (Moghreb Tétouan), Mourad Batna (FUS Rabat), Abdelilah Hafidi (Raja Casablanca)
Forwards: Abdesslam Benjelloun (FUS Rabat), Abdelghani Mouaoui (Ittihad Riadi Tanger), Zakaria Hadraf (Difaa Hassani El Jadida)