Former Marseille coach Eric Gerets is poised to become the new manager of the Morocco national team according to reports in Het Laatse Niews.
Morocco have lost an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for the award of a 3-0 victory in a World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifier with Togo, who they believe fielded an ineligible player.
Three players have withdrawn from Morocco's squad for their final World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Fes because of injury.
Cameroon have added Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto to an otherwise unchanged squad for next month's crucial World Cup qualifier away to Morocco although fellow defender Sebastien Bassong is doubtful through injury.
Morocco and Togo both remain confident of reaching the 2010 World Cup despite being drawn together in the toughest group in final round of African qualifying.
Frenchman Roger Lemerre has been named as Morocco's new national coach, to take charge on July 1, the Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) said on Tuesday.
Morocco, knocked out in the first round of the African Nations Cup, fired French coach Henri Michel on Thursday. Ozal said Jamel Fethi would replace him as caretaker.
Morocco hat-trick hero Soufiane Alloudi will miss Thursday's African Nations Cup encounter with Guinea, coach Henri Michel said on Wednesday.
Veteran goalkeeper Khalid Fouhami has been handed a surprise recall to Morocco's squad for the African Nations Cup finals this month.
Anderlecht midfielder Mbark Boussoufa and French-based defender Abdeslam Ouaddou have both been included in Morocco's squad for their friendly against Ghana in Rouen, France on Sept 8.