Nations Cup 2013: Moroccan Mehdi Namli out of finals

Mehdi Namli (R)

Morocco midfielder Mehdi Namli has been ruled out of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa due to injury.

The 25-year-old, who plays for Moroccan side Moghreb Tetouan, injured his knee during a warm-up match.

Namli has been replaced by Abdelilah Hafidi, who was originally left out of the 23-man squad for the finals.

The Atlas Lions face Angola in their first Group A game on Saturday, followed by clashes with Cape Verde and hosts South Africa.