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Orange AFCON 2013 – Excl:Broken leg rules Morocco’s Mehdi Namli out of Afcon

Mehdi Namli-Morocco

Morocco’s preparation for the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off in 48 hours has taken a serious blow after midfielder Mehdi Namli is set to be ruled out through injury.

The MAT Tetouan midfielder was stretchered off the pitch with a broken leg in Tuesday night’s goalless draw against Bidvest Wits.

The player was assessed late on Wednesday to determine the extent of his injury and sources within the team told Starafrica.com that the 25-year is unlikely to recover in time for the competition.

Though it is not yet official, Morocco coach Rachid Taoussi is planning to make a last ditch call up to replace the player.

The Atlas Lions kick off their Afcon campaign on January 19 against Angola.

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