PSG defender Achraf Hakimi called up by Morocco

Achraf Hakimi, PSG, Morocco
Achraf Hakimi, PSG, Morocco / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

PSG full-back and Morocco international Achraf Hakimi has been called up by head coach Walid Regragui for two matches, a friendly against Cape Verde on June 12th and an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa scheduled for June 17th.

While Morocco has already clinched a place for the final Africa Cup of Nations tournament, the Atlas Lions will be able to count on their best player when the next pair of matches in their fixture arrive by mid-June.

Hakimi has missed many games at PSG of late, although those absences were related to disciplinary issues (he saw multiple red cards in the past few weeks that led him to miss three games on one- and two-match suspensions) and not related to injuries or physical problems.

With only one game left on PSG's schedule, Hakimi has appeared in 27 Ligue 1 matches to date scoring 5 goals and providing 3 assists to his teammates over 1,963 minutes of play.

The right-back also appeared in 8 games in the Champions League before crashing out of the competition in the Round of 16 at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Back in December, Hakimi lifted the Morocco national side in the 2022 Qatar World Cup to his best-ever finish carrying the African nation all the way through the third-place game of the competition where they eventually lost 2-1 to Croatia.

Hakimi appeared in all seven games played by Morocco in the WC, always in the starting XI and only getting subbed off the pitch two times with the knockout-stage qualification already secured and then again against Canada in the final matchup of the group stage with Morocco sitting pretty in that phase.

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Hakimi didn't get to score a single goal in Qatar but he provided one assist in the matchup against Canada on MD3 of the group stage.