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Injured stars who will miss the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

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Posted on January 13, 2017
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Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

We are only one day away from the 2017 . But some of the stars who were called up will miss out due to injury. KingFut lists the players who unfortunately won’t take part.

One of the tournament’s dark horses, Morocco, has borne much of the brunt of destabilizing injuries. So much so that it could influence their chances of coming through the group stages.

On the other hand, none of the teams in group A featured in our list of injured players set to miss AFCON 2017. Will their luck stretch to the tournament itself?

Here is the full list of the stars who will not be in Gabon:

Group B

Diafra Sakho –

Position: Striker

Injury: Back

Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Pape Souaré – Senegal

Position: Defender

Injury: Thigh (road accident)

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Saphir Taider – Algeria

Position: Midfielder

Injury: Knee

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Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Ryad Boudebouz – Algeria

Position: Midfielder

Injury: Knee

Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

 

Group C

Nordin Amrabat – Morocco

Position: Forward

Injury: Groin

Photo by Steve Haag/Getty Images

Photo by Steve Haag/Getty Images

Sofiane Boufal – Morocco

Position: Midfielder

Injury: Knee

Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Oussame Tannane – Morocco

Position: Winger

Injury: Thigh

Oussama Tannane

Photo: l’Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne (ASSE) Official Twitter

Gervinho – Ivory Coast

Position: Winger

Injury: Knee

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Yannick Bolasie – DR Congo

Position: Winger

Injury: Knee

Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

 

Group D

Ramy Rabia –

Position: Defender

Injury: Knee

Rami Rabia

Mostafa Fathi – Egypt

Position: Winger

Injury: Abdominal muscles

Mostafa Fathi Zamalek

Photo:

Adam Kwarasey –

Position: Goalkeeper

Injury: Back

Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

 

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