Walid Regragui refused to grant permission to Slim Amlah to delay his joining the camp of the first Moroccan national football team until the match between Valencia and Villarreal.
In media statements reported by the AS newspaper, Ruben Baraja, coach of the Spanish club Valencia, expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision of the national voter, Walid Regragui.
Baraja said that Walid Regragui justified his position by saying that the Moroccan national team is about to participate in the most important continental competition.
The national voter wants to meet with all the players starting from the next camp, in order to prepare for the Cannes edition.
Regragui announced the final list of 27 players who will participate in the African Cup.
The Moroccan team was placed in the sixth group, which included the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Tanzania.
The following is the final list of the Moroccan national team:
Goalkeeper: Yassine Bounou – Mounir El Mohammadi – Mehdi Benabid.
Defense line: Ashraf Hakimi – Nassir Mazraoui – Yahya Attiya Allah – Naif Akrad – Romain Saiss – Younes Abdel Hamid – Shadi Riyad – Abdel Kabir Abqar – Mohamed Al-Shaibi.
Midfield: Amir Richardson – Sofiane Amrabat – Osama Al-Azouzi – Salim Amalah – Bilal Al-Khanous – Ezzedine Ounahi – Ismail Al-Sibari – Amin Harith.
Offensive line: Hakim Ziyech – Amin Adly – Abdel Samad Al-Zalzouli – Sofiane Boufal – Tariq Tisoudali – Youssef Al-Nusairi – Ayoub Al-Kaabi.