Rabat – Morocco’s coach Hervé Renard on Monday called up 27 players for the friendly against Albania on August 31 and the last game of the 2017 CAN qualifiers on 4 September against to Sao Tome, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) said.Out of these 27 players, five play iin the national football league “Botola Pro”, the FRMF pointed out on its website.According to Hervé Renard, the absence of Romain Saiss, Zouhair Feddal, Soufiane Bouffal, Younes Belhanda and Abdelhamid El Kaoutari is due to injury. Here is the full list:– Goalkeepers:Mounir Mhamedi (Numancia/Spain)Yassine Bounou (Girona/Spain)Yassine Kharroubi (Lokomotiv Plovdiv/Bulgaria)Mohamed Amsif (ittihad de Tanger/ Morocco)– DefendersNabil Dirar (AS Monaco/France)Ashraf Lazaar (Palerme/Italy)Hamza Mendil (LOSC/FRA)Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid/Spain)Mehdi Benatia (Juventus/Italy)Marouane Da Costa (Olympiakos/Greece)Naif Agred (FUS/ Morocco)Fayçal Rherras (Heart of Midlothian FC/Scotland)– MidfieldersAnass El Asbahi (WAC)Youssef Ait Benasser (Nancy/France)Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord/Netherlands)Mounir Obbadi (LOSC/France)Omar El Kaddouri (Naples/Italy)Fayçal Fajr (Deportivo/Spain)Hakim Ziyech (Twente/Netherlands)Aatif Chahechouhe (Fenerbahce/Turkey)Youssef Naciri (Malaga/Spain)– StrikersOussama Tannane (AS Saint-Etienne/France)Mohamed Fouzir (FUS/ Morocco)Mourad Batna (FUS/ Morocco)Noureddine Amrabet (Watford/England)Aziz Bouhaddouz (FC St Pauli/Germany)Rayan Mmaee (Standard de Liège/Belgium).
Universities admissions will be monitored from next year to ensure British students are not being discriminated against in favour of foreign applicants who can pay more.An investigation by The Sunday Times showed that universities are increasingly recruiting lucrative overseas students, while at the same time, the number of places offered to UK teenagers is falling.Figures showed that from 2008 to 2016, the number British undergraduates at 23 universities fell by more than 33,000, the equivalent of more than 4,000 UK students missing out each year.In contrast the number of degrees offered to non-EU high students, who pay far higher fees, rose by 22,000. While British student fees are capped at £9,250 a year, foreign students can pay up to £35,000 a year, for subjects like medicine. Sir Anthony Seldon said, if proven, discriminating against less lucrative British students would be very wrong Credit:Rii Schroer The investigation also showed that thousands of overseas students are being granted fast-track admissions without needing to take A-levels or an equivalent, instead completing a six month foundation course.Former education minister Lord Adonis said the findings were ‘seriously alarming’ and a ‘betrayal of the mission of universities’ while Sir Anthony Seldon, the Vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham said such discrimination, if proven, would be ‘very wrong.’However the Department of Education has promised that the new Higher Education and Research Act, which will come into effect from April 2018, will monitor whether British students are facing discrimination.Universities will be forced to publish admissions, attainment and retention rates.A spokesman for the DofE said the new data would help ‘gain an insight into whether domestic students were being treated unfairly.’