Morocco coach Herve Renard has announced a 27-man squad to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Gabon, which kicks off on 14 January.

The Atlas Lions will train at a closed camp in the United Arab Emirates, playing two friendlies against Iran and Finland as part of their preparations for the tournament.

North African side is due to take on DR Congo, Ivory Coast and Togo in Group C of the 2017 African Cup of Nations, which will run from 14 January to 5 February.

Morocco Squad

Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Girona, Spain), Yassine El-Kharroubi (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria), Munir Mohamedi (Numancia, Spain).

Defenders: Amine Attouchi (Wydad Casablanca), Mehdi Benatia (Juventus, Italy), Fouad Chafik (Dijon, France), Manuel da Costa (Olympiakos, Greece), Nabil Dirar (Monaco, France), Hamza Mendyl (Lille, France), Mohamed Nahiri (FUS Rabat), Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England).

Midfielders: Youssef Aït Bennasser (Nancy, France), Nordin Amrabat (Watford, England), Younes Belhanda (Nice, France), Sofiane Boufal (Southampton, England), Mbark Boussoufa (Al-Jazeera, United Arab Emirates), Mehdi Carcela (Grenada, Spain), Karim El-Ahmadi (Feyenoord Rotterdam, Netherlands), Fayçal Fajr (Deportivo Coruña, Spain), Ismail Haddad (Wydad Casablanca), Mourir Obbadi (Lille, France), Oussama Tannane (St Etienne, France).

Forwards: Rachid Alioui (Nimes, France), Khalid Boutaib (Racing Strasbourg, France), Youssef El-Arabi (Al-Lekhwiya, Qatar), Youssef Ennesyri (Malaga, Spain).

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