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La Liga players set for Africa Cup of Nations action

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Posted on January 7, 2017
Photo: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Photo: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

With days to go until the 2017 kicks off, KingFut takes a look at the players clubs are set to lose during the tournament.

READ: English Premier League players set for AFCON action

UEFA’s top-ranked league is not exactly full of African players at the moment, and traditional giants Barcelona and Real Madrid’s squad feature a total of zero footballers hailing from Africa.

As a result, you would be hard-pressed to find a La Liga team that will suffer any significant absences during the in - Granada are the only club in the league with two tournament-bound players, and only one of them features in the starting eleven regularly.

READ: Serie A players set for AFCON action

Scroll through the list below to see the players that will be leaving their clubs on national team duty over the next 30 days.

Atlético Madrid

Thomas Partey –

Position: Midfielder

Age: 23

La Liga

Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Deportivo La Coruña

Fayçal Fajr – Morocco

Position: Midfielder

Age: 28

La Liga

Photo: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Granada

Victorien Angban – Ivory Coast

Position: Midfielder

Age: 20

Mehdi Carcela-González – Morocco

Position: Midfielder

Age: 27

Bakary Koné – Burkina Faso

Position: Defender

Age: 28

Youssef En-Nesyri – Morocco

Position: Forward

Age: 19

youssef en-nesyri

Photo: Malaga CF

Real Betis

Aïssa Mandi – Algeria

Position: Defender

Age: 26

Valencia

Aymen Abdennour – Tunisia

Position: Defender

Age: 27

La Liga

Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

 

Villarreal

Cédric Bakambu – DR Congo

Position: Forward

Age: 25

Photo: Matej Divizna/Getty Images

Photo: Matej Divizna/Getty Images

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