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Depleted Morocco show AFCON title credentials

While many of Africa's giants struggled this weekend, Morocco overcame several key absentees and squad disharmony to prove why they ought to be considered favourites for next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Of the heavyweights set to compete for the continental crown in Cameroon, Nigeria and Egypt also picked up big wins - the latter in some style - but the rest struggled through testing weekends.

Senegal, Algeria, and the hosts were held away at Madagascar, The Gambia, and Comoros respectively, while...

Amine Harit cut for disciplinary reasons, says Herve Renard

Herve Renard has explained that Amine Harit was excluded from Morocco's squad for their 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Malawi on Saturday evening for disciplinary reasons.

The North Africans cruised to all three points in Casablanca following Hakim Ziyech's opener and a Youssef En-Nesyri double, and moved to second place in Group B on three points.

However, the Atlas Lions were without one of their most talented attackers - Schalke 04's Harit - after Renard revealed that he turned...

Nayef Aguerd can help Morocco forget Medhi Benatia

Medhi Benatia's international future appears more uncertain than ever before after the defender was overlooked from Herve Renard's latest Morocco squad.

The Atlas Lions host Malawi in their second Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on September having fallen to a 1-0 defeat in Cameroon in their opener in June 2017.

By and large, Renard has largely kept faith with the squad that won Morocco many plaudits at the World Cup, even though they were eliminated after two matches.

They largely bossed their...

Amiens join Adel Taarabt chase

Amiens are set to rival Fenerbahce for the services of Benfica playmaker Adel Taarabt, according to reports in France.

According to France Football, Les Licornes are considering a move for the 29-year-old, who looks to have no future at his Portuguese employers despite being under contract until 2020.

Taarabt has also been linked with a return to Ligue 1 this window, although a proposed move to FC Nantes broke down after the two parties failed to agree personal terms during a meeting on July 30.

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Kevin Malcuit completes Napoli switch

Napoli have signed full-back Kevin Malcuit from LOSC Lille, the Serie A heavyweights confirmed on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old arrived in Italy to complete a medical on Monday, with Calciomercato reporting that Napoli beat Southampton to his signature after agreeing a fee of approximately €11.5 million.

The versatile Malcuit featured 23 times for Les Dogues in Ligue 1 last season, contributing six assists during a troubled campaign in which Lille narrowly evaded relegation to the second tier.

He...