Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech left out of Morocco’s preliminary Africa Cup of Nations squad
Written by News Room on December 27, 2021
Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech has been left out of Morocco’s preliminary Africa Cup of Nations squad with coach Vahid Halilhodzic saying he was a troublesome influence.
Coach Halilhodzic named a 25-man squad with the final list expected to be revealed on December 30.
Ziyech and Halilhodzic have been at odds with each other since last summer after the veteran coach criticized him for his indiscipline.
Despite European clubs threatening to withhold their African players Halilhodzic has included several of them in his squad, including Paris Saint Germain winger Achraf Hakimi, forward Youssef En-Nesyri and Barcelona right wing Abdessamad Ezzalzouli.