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Thirty-four players registered with clubs from England’s top flight, including Mohamed Salah, Wilfried Zaha, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Sadio Mane, and others have been selected for tournament in Egypt
The CAF Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday 21 June and Premier League players are set to have a major say in who lifts the trophy.
Thirty-four players registered with 16 of the 2018/19 or 2019/20 Premier League clubs have been selected to represent their countries at the tournament in Egypt.
The host nation have the best record at the competition, having won it seven times, and they have Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in their ranks along with Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and Aston Villa’s Ahmed El Mohamady.
Cameroon are the defending champions and are aiming for a sixth title, aided by Brighton & Hove Albion’s Gaetan Bong and Fulham’s Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who both made 22 Premier League appearances last season.
Four nations have a quartet of Premier League stars in their ranks, with Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Senegal leading the way.
The competition has a new format of 24 countries, 15 of which have at least one 2018/19 or 2019/20 Premier League player in their ranks, and finishes on 19 July.
The top two teams in each of the six groups, along with the four best third-placed teams, will advance to the last 16.
Representation by country
DR Congo: Arthur Masuaku (West Ham); Yannick Bolasie (Everton)
Egypt: Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Villa); Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal); Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Guinea: Ibrahima Cisse (Fulham), Naby Keita (Liverpool)
Nigeria: Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)
Algeria: Riyad Mahrez (Man City); Islam Slimani (Leicester)
Kenya: Victor Wanyama (Spurs)
Senegal: Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace), Henri Saivet (Newcastle); Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Ivory Coast: Serge Aurier (Spurs); Jean Michael Seri (Fulham); Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa)
Morocco: Romain Saiss (Wolves); Sofiane Boufal (Southampton)
South Africa: Percy Tau (Brighton)
Mali: Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)
Benin: Steve Mounie (Huddersfield)
Cameroon: Gaetan Bong (Brighton); Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham)
Ghana: Baba Rahman (Chelsea); Thomas Agyepong (Man City), Christian Atsu (Newcastle); Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace)
Guinea-Bissau: Marcelo Djalo (Fulham)
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