Rachid Taoussi, coach of the Atlas Lions, has set the record straight.
Kharja, Chamakh, Taarabt and Boussoufa are out of this year's Afcon tournament.
This means that the North African country will bank its hopes on some of Morocco's young players, especially Abdelaziz Barrada, a midfielder with Spanish club Getafe.
The Franch-born Barrada passed through the school of hard knocks that is the Paris Saint-Germain youth club in 2010 before joining the suburban club on the outskirts of Madrid, after he was offered his first professional contract in March 2011.
The 23 year-old midfielder has become one of the main players of Getafe, coached by Luis García Plaza.
This success also opened the door into the Moroccan national team in February 2012, a year after he was invited to join in the Olympic trials, and later participated in the Summer Games in London.
Big names in European teams in both Spain and England would be looking out for him at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.