CAN 2023 qualifier: Belmadi’s new “surprise” player

As part of the reorganization of the workforce of the Greens in anticipation of the next deadlines, the national coach Djamel Belmadi should summon new players during the next training course. The name of a “surprise” summoned has been disclosed, it is the young midfielder of the Turkish club Hatayspor Mehdi Boudjemaa.

In his latest media releases, Djamel Belmadi promised a revolution within the workforce of the national team. Several heads will have fallen from the next stage. In other words, the players who have not convinced him should not be selected for the first two days of the CAN 2023 qualifiers next June against Uganda and Tanzania.

The national coach is already preparing the next generation. Thus, it is expected that new names of young players will celebrate their first call-up from the next stage. The name of a “surprise” summoned has been disclosed. Mehdi Boudjemaa, since it is about him, has indeed received his summons, announces his club Hataysport, resident of the Süper Lig (Turkish D1), on his official facebook page.

The player followed by Belmadi for a long time

Many people do not know Mehdi Boudjemaa, a young 24-year-old Franco-Algerian midfielder. But he has been followed by Djamel Belmadi for a long time and was even expected to join the national team during previous internships.

Trained at EA Guingamp, Mehdi Boudjemaa was loaned successively to Quevilly-Rouen and then to Stade Lavallois in previous seasons. His good performances had aroused the admiration of several recruiters. Very coveted, it was finally in the Turkish league that he decided to monetize his talent, opting for Hatayspor from last summer.

The least we can say is that the young midfielder has had a remarkable season with his home club in the Süper Lig. Teammate to the other Algerian Yassine Benzia, he has 28 official appearances and has been able to establish himself as an important element within his team.

A relay midfielder with very good technique, he perfectly meets the profile sought by Djamel Belmadi. In the company of Ramiz Zerrouki and Ismael Bennacer, he is able to bring the most expected to the national team from the next important meeting against Uganda. It must be said that other young players should be on Belmadi’s list and it is in the days to come that we will know their identity.

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