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When can Premier League fans see players from their team at AFCON 2023?

Premier League Players in AFCON 2023

AFCON 2023 is set to begin on Saturday 13 January and while all 20 Premier League clubs will enjoy a winter break over the next two weekends, there are plenty of PL stars in action at AFCON.

Over the years, many Premier League legends such as Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Michael Essien have had to depart midseason to represent their nations at Africa's most prestigious tournament and this year is no different. In total, there are 31 Premier League players taking part in the tournament, all of whom will be hoping they are remain in the Ivory Coast until the final on 11 February.

If you want to keep tabs on players from your club, then here is everything you need to know.

When can Premier League fans see players from their team at AFCON 2023?
Mo Salah and Mohamed Elneny will be key players for Egypt at AFCON 2023 – Photo by Icon Sport

Premier League players in AFCON 2023 – When they play

Arsenal

Mohamed Elneny (Egypt) – Egypt vs Mozambique (14/01/24), Egypt vs Ghana (18/01/24), Cape Verde vs Egypt (22/01/24).

Aston Villa

Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso) – Burkina Faso vs Mauritania (16/01/24), Algeria vs Burkina Faso (20/01/24), Angola vs Burkina Faso (23/01/24).

Bournemouth

Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso) – Burkina Faso vs Mauritania (16/01/24), Algeria vs Burkina Faso (20/01/24), Angola vs Burkina Faso (23/01/24).

Antoine Semenyo (Ghana) – Ghana vs Cape Verde (14/01/24), Egypt vs Ghana (18/01/24), Mozambique vs Ghana (22/01/24).

Brentford

Frank Onyeka (Nigeria) – Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea (14/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria (22/01/24).

Yoane Wissa (DR Congo) – DR Congo vs Zambia (17/01/24), Morocco vs DR Congo (21/01/24), Tanzania vs DR Congo (24/01/24).

Brighton

Simon Adingra (Ivory Coast) – Ivory Coast vs Guinea-Bissau (13/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Equatoria Guinea vs Ivory Coast (22/01/24).

Chelsea

Nicolas Jackson (Senegal) – Senegal vs Gambia (15/01/24), Senegal vs Cameroon (19/01/24), Guinea vs Senegal (23/01/24).

Crystal Palace

Jordan Ayew (Ghana) – Ghana vs Cape Verde (14/01/24), Egypt vs Ghana (18/01/24), Mozambique vs Ghana (22/01/24).

Everton

Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) – Senegal vs Gambia (15/01/24), Senegal vs Cameroon (19/01/24), Guinea vs Senegal (23/01/24).

Fulham

Calvin Bassey (Nigeria) – Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea (14/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria (22/01/24).

Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) – Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea (14/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria (22/01/24).

Fode Ballo-Toure (Senegal) – Senegal vs Gambia (15/01/24), Senegal vs Cameroon (19/01/24), Guinea vs Senegal (23/01/24).

Liverpool

Mo Salah (Egypt) – Egypt vs Mozambique (14/01/24), Egypt vs Ghana (18/01/24), Cape Verde vs Egypt (22/01/24).

Luton Town

Issa Kabore (Burkina Faso) – Burkina Faso vs Mauritania (16/01/24), Algeria vs Burkina Faso (20/01/24), Angola vs Burkina Faso (23/01/24).

Man Utd

Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco) – Morocco vs Tanzania (17/01/24), Morocco vs DR Congo (21/01/24), Zambia vs Morocco (24/01/24).

Andre Onana (Cameroon) – Cameroon vs Guinea (15/01/24), Senegal vs Cameroon (19/01/24), Gambia vs Cameroon (23/01/24).

Andre Onana
Andre Onana has patched things up with the Cameroon Football Federation and will play at AFCON 2023 – Photo by Icon sport

Nottingham Forest

Ola Aina (Nigeria) – Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea (14/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria (22/01/24).

Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast) – Ivory Coast vs Guinea-Bissau (13/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Equatoria Guinea vs Ivory Coast (22/01/24).

Willy Boly (Ivory Coast) – Ivory Coast vs Guinea-Bissau (13/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Equatoria Guinea vs Ivory Coast (22/01/24).

Ibrahim Sangare (Ivory Coast) – Ivory Coast vs Guinea-Bissau (13/01/24), Ivory Coast vs Nigeria (18/01/24), Equatoria Guinea vs Ivory Coast (22/01/24).

Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal) – Senegal vs Gambia (15/01/24), Senegal vs Cameroon (19/01/24), Guinea vs Senegal (23/01/24).

Moussa Niakhate (Senegal) – Senegal vs Gambia (15/01/24), Senegal vs Cameroon (19/01/24), Guinea vs Senegal (23/01/24).

Sheffield United

Yasser Larouci (Algeria) – Algeria vs Angola (15/01/24), Algeria vs Burkina Faso (20/01/24), Mauritania vs Algeria (23/01/24).

Anis Ben Slimane (Tunisia) – Tunisia vs Namibia (16/01/24), Tunisia vs Mali (20/01/24), South Africa vs Tunisia (24/01/24)

Tottenham

Yves Bissouma (Mali) – Mali vs South Africa (16/01/24), Tunisia vs Mali (20/01/24), Namibia vs Mali (24/01/24).

Pape Sarr (Senegal) – Senegal vs Gambia (15/01/24), Senegal vs Cameroon (19/01/24), Guinea vs Senegal (23/01/24).

West Ham

Nayef Aguerd (Morocco) – Morocco vs Tanzania (17/01/24), Morocco vs DR Congo (21/01/24), Zambia vs Morocco (24/01/24).

Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) – Ghana vs Cape Verde (14/01/24), Egypt vs Ghana (18/01/24), Mozambique vs Ghana (22/01/24).

Wolves

Rayan Ait-Nouri (Algeria) – Algeria vs Angola (15/01/24), Algeria vs Burkina Faso (20/01/24), Mauritania vs Algeria (23/01/24).

Boubacar Traore (Mali) – Mali vs South Africa (16/01/24), Tunisia vs Mali (20/01/24), Namibia vs Mali (24/01/24).

How to watch AFCON 2023 matches

Unlike previous AFCON tournaments, this one won't be broadcast on free-to-air television in the United Kingdom. Instead, all 52 matches will be shown live on Sky Sports, meaning you will need a subscription to Sky TV if you want to be able to watch the tournament live.

Alternatively, you can also purchase a Now TV pass. Monthly passes currently cost £34.99 which would give you access to each match at AFCON 2023. This works out at just under 70p per match which isn't a bad return for your money.

For Sky Sports customers, the tournament can also be streamed live on SKY Go. This is available via a web browser or via a downloadable app on your mobile phone and/or tablet.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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