Premier League fans may be frustrated but Africa Cup of Nations deserves respect
GuardianJan 09, 2022Jan 09, 2022
AFCON is constantly having to justify its existence, and this needs to change. It's often portrayed as an imposition on European club games, and African players are frequently questioned over their decisions to represent their countries. It's time to give AFCON and its players the respect they deserve.
While AFCON is undoubtedly an important competition, the conflicting schedules are troublesome as African players have become international stars, playing for big clubs in big leagues. It only makes sense to find common ground and appease leagues, owners, and the players by rescheduling the event.
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