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French Star Can Now Play For African Country

A star midfielder, who has represented France in the past, has been given the all-clear to switch allegiances to an African country.

Click through the gallery above to see some players in the current French squad who have African heritage.

Geoffrey Kondogbia made his Les Bleus debut five years ago, and played another four times for his country of birth, but has not worn its colours since July 2015.

The former Monaco star has now had his eligibility switch approved by football's governing body FIFA, meaning he can now play for the Central African Republic.

Kondogbia has been allowed to play as the five times he represented the national team were in friendlies, and while he was born in France, his parents are from the CAR.

Manager Raoul Savoy has already called the player up to his squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Guinea this weekend, but he will be unable to play due to injury.

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Kondogbia, who currently plays for Valencia, is one of many French-born players with African descent.

Do you think the 25-year-old has made the right choice? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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