African Cup of Nations Update


Sofiane Boufal misses out for Morocco

January 10, 2017

 Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal has withdrawn from Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations squad with a knee injury.

The 23-year-old was sent home on Sunday from a training camp, with a replacement yet to be named.

“Boufal has left after examination of his injury showed he would not be capable of playing,” the national team said in a statement.

Morocco has  already lost midfielders Younes Belhanda, Oussame Tannane and Watford’s Nordin Amrabat to injuries.

They play Finland in a friendly on Tuesday before heading to the tournament in Gabon, where their first match is against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem on 16 January.