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Matip will Regret Not Playing Afcon-Diouf

Senegalese football legend El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf has come out to say that some African players will regret turning down invitations for Afcon after some players preferred to stay in Europe with their clubs which questions their commitments for their Countries.
“I don’t understand people turning down their country,” former Senegal striker Diouf told BBC news.
“And like the legend Bob Marley always said ‘if you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know where to go’.”
Diouf, who played for seven British clubs including Liverpool, Bolton and Blackburn, featured in the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations final for Senegal, as well as the World Cup later that year.

He added: “Definitely they’ll regret not playing in the Cup of Nations. After your career, what are you going to do? Stay living in Europe? To do what?
“It’s always tough to be African, because you can be the best African coach but they’ll never give you PSG, Barcelona, Liverpool or Manchester United.
“That’s why I say to all the boys: don’t turn down your country because the future of this world is in Africa.”
As well as defenders Matip and Nyom, other Cameroon players refusing call-ups were Andre Onana (Ajax), Guy N’dy Assembe (Nancy), Maxime Poundje Guy N’dy (Bordeaux), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Marseille), Ibrahim Amadou (Lille), and Eric Maxim Choupo Moting (Schalke) who pulled out after the initial seven.
Cameroon will face 7 times Africa Cup of Nations Champions Egypt on Sunday in the Final.

Photo Credit : telegraph.co.uk

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