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West Ham is top destination for African players

andreayew726With the approach of the African Cup of Nations next January, West Ham could be without four key players for three crucial weeks next winter. Both Senegal and Ghana have qualified for the African Cup finals meaning Cheikhou Kouyaté, Diafra Sakho, Andre Ayew and Sofiane Feghouli could all play if fit.

The tournament will be hosted in Gabon between 14th January – 5th February 2017 meaning all four could miss league games against Palace, Middlesborough, Manchester City and Southampton.

West Ham hold the record the current Premier League who have had the most African players play for them.

SakKouyateThese are the 24 players: Marc Vivien Foe, Alex Song, Rigobert Song (all Cameroon), Herita Ilunga (DR Congo), Mido (Egypt), John Pantsil, Andre Ayew (Ghana), Titi Camara, Kaba Diawara (both Guinea), Guy Demel (Ivory Coast), Frederick Kanoute, Modibo Maiga (both Mali), Marouane Chamakh, Manuel de Costa (both Morocco), Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Moses, Victor Obinna (all Nigeria), Demba Ba, Henri Camara, Mo Diame, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho (all Senegal), Benni McCarthy (South Africa) and Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria).

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “West Ham is top destination for African players

  1. Wow, we sure have had a lot of African players, my favourite of which was Foe (R.I.P) what a signing he was and what a presence in midfield 😉 , we have also been pretty lucky with them as compared to other clubs with a few exceptions and when you think we probably had some more like the Ugandan born German wunderkind Savio Nsereko we would all like to forget him right, especially those that bought him.

  2. Well at the moment we only stand to loose Kouyate as its touch and go weather Sak will get in our team now and he will go I the next window,
    Ayew will maybe be fit plus again he will have to fight to get in the team,

    • Ayew, Feghouli, Sakho and Kouyate, so long as the injuries ease up although Kouyate stands out as a big loss I think we have plenty in reserve to cover.

  3. Just thinking the same thing bubs.Our big,big miss will be Kouyate.Maybe a small knock just before the tournament that rules him out would be useful lol

  4. welcome to plaistow/ upton park/ manor park/ custom house/ canning town and all points east of the city. Welcome to my world.

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