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15 African Stars Who Will Miss AFCON Qualifiers After Shock Ruling

After a shock decision made by Ligue 1 & 2 clubs, here are 15 African footballers who will be banned from playing in their country’s upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers later this month.

Click through the gallery above to see some African players who will not be allowed to travel to the African continent in the upcoming international break.

On Wednesday night, Get French Football News reported that the LFP announced that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs voted against allowing players to leave the European Union and the European Economic Area in the coming weeks.

Several players from the two divisions were set to travel to meet up with their countries in the coming international break, though, as things stand, those players will not be able to anymore.

The report stated that the decision was reached as players returning from international duty would have been forced to quarantine as per national policy on COVID-19 rules.

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While a few regions have been affected, it appears that African nations have been hit hardest by the ruling, such as Senegal, who could now be without several key players, including Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye and defender Abdou Diallo.

The French-born centre-back received his first call-up to the Senegalese national team this week, just hours before the LFP confirmed the unanimous vote by Ligue 1 and 2 clubs.

Zimbabwe midfielder Marshall Munetsi, an ex-Orlando Pirates star, will also be forced to remain in France over the coming break, along with his national teammate Timo Kadewere, who represents Lyon, as well as Bafana Bafana’s Keagan Dolly.

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Lorient’s Terem Moffi was named on Nigeria’s stand-by list, but can no longer be considered by the Super Eagles – see the gallery above to see more African footballers who will miss the coming break.

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