• Transfers: No Liverpool Approach Yet For Ajax Star Hakim Ziyech

    Liverpool have not made an approach to sign Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech despite claims that the Reds are moving to snap him up as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

    Ziyech impressed for Ajax last term as the Dutch giants reached the final of the Europa League, where they came up short against Manchester United.

    Liverpool are increasingly being tipped to sell Coutinho to Barcelona and 24-year-old Ziyech is touted as a replacement.

    But according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, Liverpool have not made an approach for the Morocco international.

    And it is claimed that Ajax's stance on Ziyech is that he is not for sale.

    If Liverpool do sell Coutinho with less than a month left in the transfer window then they will need to work overtime to secure a replacement and may be forced to pay a premium for his signature as clubs will know how much the Reds receive for the Brazilian.

    It has been suggested Liverpool will bank around €100m from selling Coutinho to Barcelona.

    http://www.insidefutbol.com/2017/08/06/no-liverpool-approach-yet-for-ajax-star-hakim-ziyech/346023/

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  • CAF President: Cameroon Not Ready to Host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

    (Morocco World News) Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football announced on Saturday that Cameroon is not ready to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2019).

    During a press conference held in Burkina Faso, the CAF president said that “Cameroon is not ready to host even four teams.”

    Cameroon has been struggling to build the necessary infrastructure in due time in order to welcome the African tournament by 2019.

    Ahmad said that a delegation will be sent to Cameroon to examine the ongoing infrastructure projects. ” it’s only then that we would take the necessary conclusions with the executive committee,” adding that ” there is always a plan B.”

    There have been high speculations recently that Morocco might replace Cameroon as the host of the 2019 very soon.

    Fouzi Lekjaa, the newly appointed third vice president of the CAF, stated in July that Morocco would be ready to replace Cameroon, in case the latter is unable to hold it due to “lack of capacity.”

    Cameroon has been “experiencing delays in the execution of various Nations Cup infrastructural projects,” according to sports platform Inside World Football.

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  • Holland: Karim El Ahmadi and Sofyan Amrabat grab first trophy of the season

    Holland: Karim El Ahmadi and Sofyan Amrabat grabbed first trophy of the season as Feyenoord beat Vitesse by penalty shoot outs to win the Dutch super cup.

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  • Transfers: FC Goa sign Moroccan Ahmed Jahouh on year-long loan deal

    Panaji: FC Goa has confirmed the signing of Moroccan International Ahmed Jahouh on a one year loan deal from FUS Rabat of Morocco.

    The powerful midfielder will now link up with the squad for the pre-season which is slated to start in October.

    After completing the formalities, Jahouh said: "I'm very pleased to sign for FC Goa. This a challenge that I'm really looking forward to. I had some of my best years with the coach in Morocco and I'm looking forward to renewing that relationship.

    "He helped me develop immensely in my career and he is someone I have a lot of respect for. I have heard a lot of good things about FC Goa and I can't wait for the experience of playing in front of the home fans."

    A box to box midfielder, Jahouh's towering frame and build will add bite to FC Goa's midfield. A strong tackler in the profile of a deep-lying playmaker, Jahouh also has the ability to score vital goals as well with his late runs into the box. A strong aerial presence, Jahouh will also be pivotal in set-piece situations on both ends of the pitch.

    The 29-year-old, who has been capped multiple times for his country, has also won the national championship with MoghrebTetouan in the 11/12 season.

    Jahouh is expected to settle in quickly having previously worked with FC Goa's Head Coach Sergio Lobera at Moghreb, under whose guidance he flourished.

    http://www.firstpost.com/sports/isl-201718-fc-goa-sign-moroccan-ahmed-jahouh-on-year-long-loan-deal-3884905.html

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  • Moroccans abroad: NABIL DIRAR SCORES AS FENERBAHCE DRAW AGAINST STURM GRAZ

    (Goal.com) The 31-year-old winger headed home from close range to ensure the Yellow Canaries progressed at the Ulker Stadium on Thursday

    Nabil Dirar scored a crucial goal for Fenerbahce as they drew 1-1 against Sturm Graz in a Uefa Europa League third round qualifier.

    The Morocco international who recently joined the Turkish outfit from Monaco has endeared himself to the hosts as his goal ensured his side booked a play into the play-off round.

    The Super Lig outfit had won 2-1 away in Austria and knew a draw was enough to ensure their qualification. After Mathieu Valbuena had evaded his marker, he sent in a cross to the far post and Dirar powered home from close range to give the host the lead after 32 minutes.

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  • Transfers: Leeds signs Ouasim Bouy

    Transfers: Leeds signs Ouasim Bouy & ships him on loan to Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.

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  • Serie A: Genoa coach impressed by Adel #Taarabt

    Serie A: Genoa coach impressed by Adel #Taarabt during pre-season camp as the midfielder lost 10kg during vacation.

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  • UCL: CARCELA ON TARGET AS OLYMPIACOS QUALIFY FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAY-OFF

    (Goal.com) The 28-year old’s effort helped the Legend survive a late surge from the Black-Whites in Wednesday's encounter

    Morocco international Medhi Carcela was on target for Olympiacos as they settled for a 2-2 draw with Serbian Superliga side Partizan Belgrade, which was enough to qualify them on 5-3 aggregate for the playoff of the Uefa Champions league.

    The winger’s left-footed shot from the centre of the box in the 21st minutes unsettled Miroslav Dukic’s men and caught Filip Kljajic napping.

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  • Transfers: Moroccan midfielder Anouar Kali has re-joined FC Utrecht on a 2 year deal

    Transfers: Moroccan midfielder Anouar Kali has re-joined FC Utrecht on a 2 year deal

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  • U20: Morocco U-20 Football Team Wins Gold Medal at Francophonie Games

    Rabat – Moroccan football team has won the Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Sunday after beating the local team in penalties.

    The two teams could not get the business done during the first and second half. The game ended with a 1-1.

    Morocco was the first to score early in the game at 8 minute of the first half thanks to Soufiane Kiyine .

    In the second half Kassi netted the equalizer for Ivory Coast.

    With both teams unable to score another winning goal, they had to go to penalties.

    The Moroccan squad was very successful, scoring the five penalties. One missed penalty by Ivory Coast team secured an important win for both the young players and Moroccan football.

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