Ziyech surprisingly back in selection of Morocco for a duel with Orange

Ziyech surprisingly back in selection of Morocco for a duel with Orange

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Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech is Friday after months of absence, surprisingly included in the selection of Morocco for the friendly on may 31 in Agadir against Orange.

At the beginning of this year, national coach Hervé Renard Ziyech is still outside of the selection for the Africa Cup in Gabon. Two months later, said following his departure to chelsea that he was under Renard no longer counted on a return.

“I’m not in my head, but don’t think that I have an invitation to get it. It is has become something personal,” said Ziyech in april. “In the end, he determines, and that I will accept.”

The last international match of Ziyech dates back to October 11, 2016 against Canada (4-0 win). He scored that match two times.

The 24-year-old Ziyech chose in the autumn of 2015 final for Morocco after a few months earlier he meetrainde with Orange. If he is in Agadir playing time at Orange is the tenth international game. Wednesday plays Ziyech with Ajax in the final of the Europa League in Stockholm against Manchester United.


Ziyech is not the only Eredivisiespeler in the selection of Renard. The Frenchman also took Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Sofian Amrabat (FC Utrecht), Yassin Ayoub (FC Utrecht) and Mimoun Mahi (FC Groningen) in the 27-member elite corps for the duel with Orange.

The 23-year-old Mahi was not previously called for Morocco. The born in The Hague attacker said in april that he for Morocco wants to come out, after he is a year and a half ago for Jong Oranje played.

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