Summoned by surprise from Djamel Belmadi, Billel Omrani should not come in the end. For lack of a passport, he should miss the next internship and thus celebrate his first summons to the Greens.
In search of a good striker against the poor form of Islam Slimani and Baghdad Bounedjah, Djamel Belmadi has targeted several attackers. But it was finally Billel Omrani that he set his sights on. An attacker followed for a long time by the national coach.
With a large size (1m87) and author of a very good season with the Romanian club CFR Cluj (7 goals and 11 assists), Billel Omrani was expected to strengthen the offensive line of the national team from the next stage. . An internship that will be punctuated by the first two days of qualifying for CAN-2023, respectively against Uganda and Tanzania. But, obviously, he should not celebrate his first call to the Greens on occasion. Without a passport, he will have to wait until the next course to do so.
A phone call rather in the absence of a pre-convocation?
Summoned by surprise from Djamel Belmadi, Billel Omrani should not come. An administrative problem should prevent it from becoming international from next June.
Currently on vacation in Turkey, the 29-year-old striker received a phone call from Belmadi. His club CFR Cluj received the summons from the FAF out of time. Information reported by our colleagues from “la Gazette du Fennec”.
In accordance with the regulations, the player had to receive his summons 15 days before the start of the training course. Faced with this situation, he encountered an administrative problem. His passport, being expired, cannot be renewed in the next few days. An administrative formality which should deprive the striker trained at Olympique de Marseille from celebrating his summons.
According to information relayed by various Algerian media, Andy Delort would have declined Belmadi’s summons. This would be the reason why the FAF sent Billel Omrani’s summons to CFR Cluj late.
Now that the latter would not come, it remains to be seen which striker will bet on the national coach in the first matches of the qualifiers for CAN-2023. While waiting to unveil his list, he could renew Ishak Belfodil and Mohamed Benyettou.