First Team

Rherras off to Africa Cup of Nations

12th January 2017

The Hearts left-back has been called up to the Morocco squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Faycal Rherras has been called up to Morocco’s squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.

The left-back, who has made 22 appearances for the Jambos, will link up with the full Morocco squad ahead of their first group stage match against D.R. Congo this coming Monday.

Morocco’s other group games are against Togo on January 20th and Ivory Coast on January 24th. As a result, Faycal will miss Hearts’ Scottish Cup tie against Raith Rovers on January 22nd. Depending on how far Morocco progress, he could potentially miss a further three first-team games. 

He will be joined at the tournament by fellow Jambo Arnaud Djoum who forms part of the Cameroon squad.