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African Nations Cup danger may aid Hammers

alex-song-west-ham (1)West Ham could be spared the possible absences of three star players to the African Nations cup if a “postpone l it ” plea from the Moroccan government is heeded.

Senegal pair Chiekhou Kouyate ย and Diafra Sakho are likely to be required along with Cameroon defender Alex Song if the competition goes ahead.

But theย biennial competition – scheduled to be held between 17 January and 8 February 2015 – could now be postponed after the Ebola outbreak.

Sakho celebratesThe clubs of players involved are also likely to lodge their own appeals as they will not want their players put in any sort of danger.

Sources inside West Ham are monitoring the situation closely and are likely to only become involved after a decision is taken.

The BBC reported that the Morocco health ministry made the plea in the wake of their decision “to avoid events which involve those countries affected by the Ebola virus.

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6 comments on “African Nations Cup danger may aid Hammers

  1. Now to be fair the owners bought the lads going so they knew it was coming but Allardyce must be crapping himself as he will then have to go back to form and show how useless he is.

  2. Award for the most tedious poster goes to………

  3. Cant see it clearing up by then,i dont suppose they would want to go anyway. C.O.Y.I.

  4. What a pleasure it is to come to the comments section & always see the same old crap coming from the same person.I think it isnt the place he comes from as the start of his name but the one sport he is an expert in,coz he certainly knows nothing about football or the irons ๐Ÿ˜‰

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