Here is the list of all Premier League players who are going to represent their respective nation in Africa Cup of Nations 2017. The African football championship begins from 14 January 2017 that will be played among 16 football teams. Lots of Premier League players are expected to miss at-least four match weeks as they’ll be playing AFCON 2017.
Starting with defending champions Leicester City, they will miss their key striker Riyad Mahrez who will represent Algeria in the competition. Islam Slimani will also join him in the squad. Their team mate Daniel Amartey will play for Ghana.
Leicester City are currently at the bottom half of the table and without the presence of these players, it could be even tougher for the Foxes when the competition is at crucial stage. Three players from Sunderland, Stoke City, Watford and West Ham will also miss Premier League action.
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Manchester United will be played without defender Eric Bertrand Bailly throughout the Africa Cup of Nations 2017. The 22 years old footballer began his football career with Espanyol and will represent Ivory Coast national football team.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will play for Senegal who have huge credit behind super performance of Liverpool this season. Arsenal’s Ismael Bennacer [Algeria] and Mohamed Elneny [Egypt] will also switch to national duty. Check out the complete list of Premier League players below:
List of Premier League players in AFCON 2017
|Andrew Ayew||Ghana||West Ham United|
|Sofiane Feghouli||Algeria||West Ham United|
|Cheikou Kouyate||Senegal||West Ham United|
|Brice Dja Djedje||Ivory Coast||Watford|
|Lamine Kone||Ivory Coast||Sunderland|
|Wilfried Bony||Ivory Coast||Stoke City|
|Mame Biram Diouf||Senegal||Stoke City|
|Ramadan Sobhi||Egypt||Stoke City|
|Eric Bertrand Bailly||Ivory Coast||Manchester United|
|Daniel Amartey||Ghana||Leicester City|
|Riyad Mahrez||Algeria||Leicester City|
|Islam Slimani||Algeria||Leicester City|
|Ahmed Elmohamady||Egypt||Hull City|
|Dieumerci Mbokani||DR Congo||Hull City|
|Bakary Sako||Mali||Crystal Palace|
|Wilfried Zaha||Ivory Coast||Crystal Palace|
|Max Gradel||Ivory Coast||Bournemouth|
No players from Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur are in this list. The winner of Africa Cup of Nations 2017 will play FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 football tournament where they will join Russia, Germany, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Chile.