African Nations: who's going?
January marks the arrival of the African Nations Cup in 2008, but just how does this effect the clubs in the Premiership as some of their prize assets head off to do battle on the 20 January - 10 February in Ghana?
Up to 40 Premier League players could leave the domestic season in England.
GROUP A: Ghana, Namibia, Guinea, Morocco
GROUP B: Nigeria, Benin, Mali, Ivory Coast
GROUP C: Egypt, Sudan, Zambia, Cameroon
GROUP D: Tunisia, Angola, South Africa, Senegal
Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue (Ivory Coast), Alexandre Song (Cameroon)
Richard Kingson (Ghana), Mehdi Nafti and Radhi Jaidi (Tunisia)
Aaron Mokoena (South Africa)
El-Hadji Diouf (Senegal), Abdoulaye Meite (Ivory Coast)
John Obi Mikel (Nigeria), Didier Drogba and Saloman Kalou (Ivory Coast), Michael Essien (Ghana)
Joseph Yobo and Ayegbeni Yakubu (Nigeria), Steven Pienaar (South Africa)
Nabil El-Zhar (Morocco), Muhammed Sissoko (Mali)
Mohamed Shawky and Mido (Egypt)
Obafemi Martins (Nigeria), Geremi (Cameroon), Abdoulaye Faye and Habib Beye (Senegal)
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Andre Bikey (Cameroon), Emerse Fae (Ivory Coast), Ibrahima Sonko (Senegal)
Dickson Etuhu (Nigeria)
Hossam Ghaly (Egypt), Didier Zokora (Ivory Coast)
WEST HAM UNITED
John Pantsil (Ghana), Henri Camara (Senegal)
Salomon Olembe (Cameroon), Julius Aghahowa (Nigeria)