AFCON 2017: Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal to miss tournament over injury

Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal has withdrawn from Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations squad with a knee injury.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

 

 

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