Montpellier president Nicollin: I won’t buy any more African players
Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has claimed that he will not buy any more players that will participate in the African Cup of Nations tournament.
The Ligue 1 outfit, who were crowned league champions in 2012, have recently lost Siaka Tiéné and Jamel Saihi to Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia respectively.
Nicollin, who has a long list of controversies not dissimilar to Zamalek president Mortada Mansour, has expressed his displeasure at releasing his players for AFCON 2015 speaking with French newspaper Midi Libre:
“I think that, ultimately, Saihi can stay in Tunisia if he likes. I don’t understand how you can leave a club for so long in the middle of the season. It could destabilize the group.”
“In the future, I won’t buy any more players who play in the Africa Cup of Nations, that is clear.”
Disputes between clubs and countries participating in the African Cup of Nations are not uncommon. West Ham striker Diafra Sakho pulled out of the Senegal squad with an injury, only to recover and score the winner for the London side in the FA Cup on Sunday.
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