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Serie A players set for AFCON action

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Posted on January 6, 2017
Photo: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Photo: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

With the scheduled to take place in Gabon approaching, many players have left their clubs halfway through the season to enroll in the training camps of their respective nations for the anticipated African competition’s build up.

In the same context, is one of the European leagues where several African talents and skillful players have been glowing as of late, the thing which earned 13 of them a call to perform their international duty in the continental tournament.

Napoli is the most represented Serie A club in AFCON with three players set to feature from the Partenopei. In a different manner, Italian giants like Milan and Inter will not be presented in the tournament.

We shed a light on the most prominent names from Serie A who are expected to take part in AFCON:

Atalanta:

Franck Kessie – Ivory Coast

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Photo: Dino Panato/Getty Images

Age: 20

Position: Central midfielder

 

Crotone:

Djamel Mesbah Algeria

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Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Age: 32

Position: Left back

 

Genoa:

Serge Gakpe – Togo

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Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Age: 29

Position: Right winger

Juventus:

Mario Lemina Gabon

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Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Age: 23

Position: Central midfielder

 

Medhi Benatia – Morocco

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Photo: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Age: 29

Position: Central defender

 

Lazio:

Keita Baldé Diao – Senegal

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Photo: Marco Rosi/Getty Images

Age: 21

Position: Left winger

 

Napoli:

Kalidou Koulibaly – Senegal

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Photo: Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Age: 25

Position: Central defender

 

Faouzi Ghoulam – Algeria

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Photo: Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Age: 25

Position: Left back

 

Omar El Kaddouri – Morocco

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Photo: Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Age: 26

Position: Attacking midfielder

 

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– Egypt

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Photo: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Age: 24

Position: Right winger

 

Torino:

Afriyie Acquah – Ghana

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Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Age: 25

Position: Central midfielder

 

Udinese:

Molla Wagué – Mali

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Photo: Dino Panato/Getty Images

Age: 25

Position: Central defender

 

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu – Ghana

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Photo: Dino Panato/Getty Images

Age: 26

Position: Central midfielder

Check out our feature on the the English Premier League stars set to participate in AFCON

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