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African Nations: who's going?


African Nations: whos 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.

The Groups

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

ARSENAL

Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue (Ivory Coast), Alexandre Song (Cameroon)

BIRMINGHAM

Richard Kingson (Ghana), Mehdi Nafti and Radhi Jaidi (Tunisia)

BLACKBURN

Aaron Mokoena (South Africa)

BOLTON

El-Hadji Diouf (Senegal), Abdoulaye Meite (Ivory Coast)

CHELSEA

John Obi Mikel (Nigeria), Didier Drogba and Saloman Kalou (Ivory Coast), Michael Essien (Ghana)

EVERTON

Joseph Yobo and Ayegbeni Yakubu (Nigeria), Steven Pienaar (South Africa)

LIVERPOOL

Nabil El-Zhar (Morocco), Muhammed Sissoko (Mali)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manucho (Angola)*

MIDDLESBROUGH

Mohamed Shawky and Mido (Egypt)

NEWCASTLE

Obafemi Martins (Nigeria), Geremi (Cameroon), Abdoulaye Faye and Habib Beye (Senegal)

PORTSMOUTH

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READING

Andre Bikey (Cameroon), Emerse Fae (Ivory Coast), Ibrahima Sonko (Senegal)

SUNDERLAND

Dickson Etuhu (Nigeria)

TOTTENHAM

Hossam Ghaly (Egypt), Didier Zokora (Ivory Coast)

WEST HAM UNITED

John Pantsil (Ghana), Henri Camara (Senegal)

WIGAN

Salomon Olembe (Cameroon), Julius Aghahowa (Nigeria)