PSV Eindhoven player Nordin Amrabat has told De Telegraaf that he has decided to represent Morocco, the country of his parents, in international play from now on.
The decision comes after his meeting with
Hassan Moumen during the national team coach’s trip to Europe to convince players
of dual nationality to play for the Atlas Lions.
“I consider what I’ve been asked a great honor. I can’t wait
to wear the colors of Morocco. Now I have to work hard to regain my starting
place at PSV. That’s the most important thing right now,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the former Netherlands U-21 player indicated that
he still needs to send FIFA an official request to switch national teams in
order for him to be eligible to play in Morocco’s final World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.
“I don’t have the words to describe this but it’s a great
feeling. Now I have to send an official request to FIFA to settle my
[administrative] situation. The procedure takes three weeks so I should
definitely be available for the match against Cameroon which will be played on November 14,” he added.
Rami Ayari, Goal.com