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Fouhami recalled by Morocco
Morocco coach Henri Michel
Michel has handed a surprise recall to goalkeeper Khalid Fouhami
Veteran goalkeeper Khalid Fouhami has been handed a surprise recall to Morocco's Nations Cup squad.

Fouhami has not played for the Atlas Lions for more than two years.

But he was named by coach Henri Michel in a party of 23 for the tournament which kicks off in Ghana on 20 January.

It was Fouhami's goalkeeping error which saw Morocco beaten 2-1 by hosts Tunisia in the 2004 Nations Cup final.

However, Morocco will be without

injured midfielder Mbark Boussoufa when they go in search of what would only be their second Nations Cup title.

Spain-based Mohamed Yaacoubi and former Ajax striker Nourdin Boukhari have been dropped.

Morocco play Namibia in their Group A opener in Accra on 21 January and also share the group with Guinea and hosts Ghana.

Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Abdelilah Bagui (Maghreb Fes), Khalid Fouhami (Raja Casablanca), Nadir Lamyaghri (Wydad Casablanca)

Defenders:
Jamal Alioui (FC Sion Switzerland), Abdessamad Chahiri (Difaa El Jadida), Mickael Chretien (Nancy, France), Talal El Karkouri (Qatar SC, Qatar), El Armine Erbate (Al Dafra, United Arab Emiratyes), Hicham Mahdoufi (Metalist Kharkiv, Ukraine), Abdeslam Ouaddou (Valenciennes, France)

Midfielders:
Soufiane Alloudi (Al Ain, United Arab Emirates), Badr El Kaddouri (Dinamo Kyiv, Ukraine), Abderrahmane Kabous (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria), Houcine Kharja (Piacenza, Italy), Abdelkrim Kissi (EN Paralimini, Cyprus), Youssef Safri (Southampton, England), Tarik Sektioui (FC Porto, Portugal)

Forwards:
Hicham Aboucherouane (Esperance, Tunisia), Maroune Chamakh (Girondins Bordeaux, France), Bouchaib El Moubarki (Grenoble, France), Youssef Hadji (Nancy, France), Youssef Moukhtari (Al Jazeera, Qatar), Moncef Zerka (Nancy, France).



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