Afcon 2017: Striker Aziz Bouhaddouz brought into final Morocco squad

Aziz Bouhaddouz
Aziz Bouhaddouz will be looking for his third cap in Gabon

Striker Aziz Bouhaddouz has been named in Morocco's final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations as a late replacement.

His inclusion comes after injuries to Younes Belhanda and Oussama Tannane.

Belhanda broke his toe last month playing for Nice while Tannane suffered a thigh muscle injury training with the squad in Abu Dhabi last week.

The 29-year-old Bouhaddouz has won two caps and plays for German second division club St Pauli.

Morocco, who won the Nations Cup in 1976, play in Group C at the finals in Gabon, starting against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem on 16 January.

The tournament runs from 14 January to 5 February.

Morocco squad:

Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Girona), Yassine El Kharroubi (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Munir Mohamedi (Numancia) Defenders: Amine Attouchi (Wydad Casablanca), Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Fouad Chafik (Dijon), Manuel da Costa (Olympiakos), Nabil Dirar (Monaco), Hamza Mendyl (Lille), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Midfielders: Youssef Ait Bennasser (Nancy), Nordin Amrabat (Watford), Sofiane Boufal (Southampton), Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazeera), Mehdi Carcela (Grenada), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Faycal Fajr (Deportivo Coruna), Mourir Obbadi (Lille)

Forwards: Rachid Alioui (Nimes), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St Pauli), Khalid Boutaib (Racing Strasbourg), Youssef El Arabi (Al Lekhwiya), Youssef Ennesyri (Malaga).