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List of Premiership players to miss matches during African Cup of Nations



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SL reader and forum member XerxesK was kind enough to post the following list in the forum – see if you can add to it and / or find flaws in it.

The African Cup of Nations in Ghana from January 20 — February 10, 2008, will see the Premier League stripped of many of its stars. With training commitments, the following players could miss as many as five league matches.

The list:

Arsenal (3): Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Eboue (both Ivory Coast), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo)
Birmingham City (3): Richard Kingson (Ghana), Mehdi Nafti, Radhi Jaidi (both Tunisia)
Blackburn (1): Aaron Mokoena (South Africa)
Bolton (3): Abdoulaye Meite (Ivory Coast), Abdoulaye Faye, El-Hadji Diouf (both Senegal)
Chelsea (4): Michael Essien (Ghana), John Obi Mikel (Nigeria), Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou (both Ivory Coast)
Everton (2): Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Steven Pienaar (South Africa)
Fulham (2): Papa Bouba Diop, Diomansy Kamara (both Senegal)
Liverpool (1): Momo Sissoko (Mali)
Middlesbrough (1): Ayegbeni Yakubu (Nigeria)
Newcastle United (2): Obafemi Martins (Nigeria), Geremi (Cameroon)
Portsmouth (4): Kanu, John Utaka (both Nigeria), Djimi Traore (Mali), Sulley Muntari (Ghana)
Tottenham (4): Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon), Didier Zokora (Ivory Coast), Ahmed Mido, Hossam Ghaly (both Egypt)
West Ham (1): John Pantsil (Ghana)
Wigan (2): Julius Aghahowa (Nigeria), Henri Camara (Senegal)

No such worries for Aston Villa, Derby County, Manchester City, Manchester United Reading or Sunderland.

Corrections and updates welcome.

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