What Premier League players remain in the Africa Cup of Nations?

The AFCON quarter-finals begin this weekend

BY Daniel Kelly 09:24 Thursday 26 January 2017, 9:24 26 Jan 2017

Egypt's Mohamed Elneny and Ghana's Andre Ayew. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

The group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations ended on Wednesday night, with eight teams advancing to the quarter-finals.

While some Premier League managers will be delighted to get their players back sooner than expected, some managers will be sweating over the fitness of their stars.

11 Premier League players remain in Gabon, with Senegal and Egypt accounting for seven of those. Eight clubs are still represented in the tournament, with West Ham, Stoke and Hull supplying two players each.

Senegal star Sadio Mane, is the highest profile Premier League player left in the competition. Manager Jurgen Klopp will hope he returns to Anfield as quick and as healthy as possible.

Premier League players remaining in AFCON

Senegal: Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United),  Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City), Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Tunisia: Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland)

DR Congo: Dieumerci Mbokani (Hull City)

Egypt: Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)

Ghana: Andre Ayew (West Ham United),  Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)

 

 

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