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Rabat – Moroccan footballer Abderrazak Hamdallah has become the leading scorer of all time in Saudi Arabia’s professional league after scoring 29 goals for Al-Nassr football club this season.

The BBC reported that Hamdallah outperformed Al Ahli’s Syrian footballer Omar Al Somah, who had made 27 goals in the 2015-2016 season.

The 28-year-old footballer joined Al-Nassr football club in 2018. He also played for Morocco’s under-23 football team and the national football team. Hamdallah made his debut with the Atlas Lions in a friendly against Burkina Faso in February 2012.

The head coach of Morocco’s national football team, Herve Renard, had summoned Hamdallah to play with Morocco in March. The BBC said that the footballer could not accept Renard’s invitation for family reasons.

Renard has commented on Hamdallah’s decision, saying that he spoke to him on the phone. “He declined for reasons you know, I had 33 other players to manage, so I turned the page.”

It remains to be seen whether Renard will call Hamdallah for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), which will take place in June in Egypt.

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