The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will return in the new year with the 24 teams now confirmed for the biennial tournament.
Premier League clubs are set to lose a number of names for the mid-season competition, which has been rescheduled from the Northern Hemisphere summer and will now conflict with the European league campaigns.
The 2023 AFCON competition is scheduled to take place between January 13th and February 11th 2024 and we’ve looked at the players Premier League clubs are eligible to lose.
AFCON 2023: Which Premier League clubs will be most impacted?
Mohamed Elneny (Egpyt), Thomas Partey (Ghana)
Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso)
Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso), Antoine Semenyo (Ghana), Hamed Traore (Ivory Coast)
Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon), Yoane Wissa (DR Congo), Frank Onyeka (Nigeria)
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 7, 2023
Tariq Lamptey (Ghana), Simon Adingra (Ivory Coast), Samy Chouchane (Tunisia)
Anass Zaroury (Morocco), Lyle Foster (South Africa)
Nicolas Jackson (Senegal)
Jordan Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp (both Ghana), Cheick Doucoure (Mali)
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Mali), Idrissa Gueye (Senegal)
Calvin Bassey, Alex Iwobi (both Nigeria)
Joel Matip (Cameroon), Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
Issa Kabore (Burkina Faso), Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu (DR Congo)
Andre Onana (Cameroon), Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast), Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco), Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia)
Serge Aurier, Willy Boly, Ibrahim Sangare (all Ivory Coast), Ola Aina, Emmanuel Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi (all Nigeria), Cheikhou Kouyate, Moussa Niakhate (both Senegal)
Benie Traore (Ivory Coast), Ismaila Coulibaly (Mali), Anis Ben Slimane (Tunisia)
Yves Bissouma (Mali), Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal)
Yves Bissouma is the only player in Europe’s big-five leagues so far this season with:
◉ 10+ interceptions
◉ 10+ tackles made
◉ 10+ take-ons completed
— Squawka (@Squawka) September 4, 2023
Said Benrahma (Algeria), Mohammed Kudus (Ghana), Maxwel Cornet (Ivory Coast), Nayef Aguerd (Morocco)
Rayan Ait-Nouri (Algeria), Boubacar Traore (Mali)