The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will kick off in January 2022, leaving a variety of Premier League golf equipment with out a number of key stars and at a vital level of the season.
The match was delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic and moist climate issues, however it’s now set to go forward with a bunch of big-name gamers to jet off to the continent.
The 2021 AFCON was initially attributable to be held in June and July 2021, however has been put again to early 2022.
It would now happen from January 9 to February 6 2022, with Cameroon the host nation.
The timing of the competitors’s transfer will undoubtedly result in frustration from Premier League managers, who might be offered with an enormous problem to manage with out their star males, with some set to be gone for nearly a month of motion.
None extra so than Liverpool and Arsenal who arguably have the hardest jobs on their arms.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita will all go away the Reds for Egypt, Senegal and Guinea respectively.
In the meantime, Gunners stars Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Thomas Partey will be a part of up with the Gabon, Ivory Coast and Ghana squads.
And there’s little likelihood of stopping their key males from leaving, particularly with some already pissed off after COVID restrictions stopped them from taking part in on this summer season’s Tokyo Olympics and in latest internationals – together with Liverpool’s Egyptian King Salah.
Man City can even be with out Riyad Mahrez of Algeria, the present holders from the final match in Egypt 2019 who might be aiming to retain their title.
However these Premier League giants won’t be the one golf equipment that might be left brief in the course of the crunch New Yr interval.
Right here’s an inventory of all the highest flight gamers set to participate within the AFCON and miss Premier League motion in early 2022:
Premier League gamers going to AFCON 2021
Arsenal: Thomas Partey (Ghana), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)
Aston Villa: Mahmoud Trezeguet (Egypt), Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso), Marvelous Nakamba (Zimbabwe)
Brentford: Julian Jeanvier (Guinea), Frank Onyeka (Nigeria), Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Ghana),
Brighton: Yves Bissouma (Mali)
Burnley: Maxwel Cornet (Ivory Coast)
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy (Senegal), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco)
Crystal Palace: Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal), Jeffrey Schlupp (Ghana), Jordan Ayew (Ghana), Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast)
Everton: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Ivory Coast), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria)
Leeds United: None
Leicester City: Daniel Amartey (Ghana), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal), Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria)
Liverpool: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Naby Keita (Guinea), Sadio Mane (Senegal)
Manchester City: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
Manchester United: Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast)
Newcastle United: None
Norwich City: None
Southampton: Moussa Djenepo (Mali), Mohammed Salisu (Ghana),
Tottenham Hotspur: None
Watford: Peter Etebo (Nigeria), William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Adam Masina (Morocco), Ismaila Sarr (Senegal), Emmanuel Dennis (Nigeria)
West Ham: None
Wolves: Romain Saiss (Morocco)
It’s definitely going to a testing time for almost all of those Premier League golf equipment as they hope these losses won’t have an effect on their aspirations for the remainder of the season.
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