National teams 14 March 2024, 00:45

Eliesse Ben Seghir called up for the first time by Morocco

Eliesse Ben Seghir called up for the first time by Morocco
After scoring last Sunday to give AS Monaco victory in Strasbourg (0-1), the attacking midfielder trained at the Academy has been called up by the Atlas Lions coach to play two friendly matches.

He’s surely had a week full of emotions! With a providential goal in Alsace last weekend (in a 0-1 win), to help the Rouge et Blanc to a fifth win on the road in six matches, Eliesse Ben Seghir has just been selected for the first time with the Moroccan national team. The Monegasque number 7 is in fact part of Walid Regragui’s squad for the March international break.

More than thirty matches in the first team

A pure product of La Diagonale, the native of Gassin has seen his meteoric progress since his arrival among the first team in December 2022 be rewarded. Author of 32 appearances with AS Monaco since his incredible double in Auxerre on his debut in Ligue 1 (2-3), the one who recently celebrated his 19th birthday has already been involved in 5 goals and 3 assists in the top flight. Nominated for the UNFP Trophy for best young player last season, he was also named best player of the Tournoi Maurice-Revello.

Two friendly matches to start

Having just extended his contract in January through 2027, Eliesse will therefore join the Atlas Lions for two friendly matches against Angola (Friday March 22) and Mauritania (Tuesday March 26). It’s a source of pride for the Monegasque team, knowing that the latter had been a finalist in the U19 national championship two years ago, under the orders of Frédéric Barilaro, before discovering the first team the following winter.

In contact with the Club’s young supporters this Wednesday on the sidelines of the team’s Open Trainign day, the #MadeInLaDiagonale player was able to test his popularity on this occasion. Just before experiencing the emotion of a first international call-up. Congratulations Eliesse ! 👏

📅 What’s ahead for Morocco 

Friendlies 🇲🇦

  • Friday, March 22: Morocco – Angola at Stade Adrar in Agadir (20:00)
  • Tuesday, March 26: Morocco – Mauritania at Stade Adrar in Agadir (23:00)