2024 AFCON set to impede EPL schedule

Premier League’s African stars set to light up AFCON 2024.

2024 African Cup of Nations set to impact English Premier League once more

News Insights

  • 24-team African Cup of Nations gets underway in January 2024.
  • Schedule clash with English Premier League is on the cards.
  • Some key EPL players will be chasing 2024 AFCON glory.
  • The tournament runs from 13th January until February 11th 2024.

The worldwide appeal of the Premier League is a huge draw for punters and online betting sites, with players from all over the globe battling it out in England. 
However, the ever-developing global footballing schedule has a workload to manage and a now biannual conflict of interests looks to be on the cards. 
The African Cup of Nations gets underway in early January, with many of the big names from across the continent off to represent their country of birth, rather than their current EPL club. 

Sensational Salah 

Liverpool have been in fine fettle in the Premier League once again this season, following a relatively barren campaign in 2022/23. 
A key component of that has been the return to form of Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who has been firing the reds up the league. 
His native Egypt are always one of the front runners when it comes to the African Cup of Nations and whilst his presence at Anfield will be missed, he will be out to add another major trophy to his ever-growing haul and Egypt should be in the mix at $10 with GetSetBet

Spurs to lose their sting? 

One of the key stories of the 2023/24 Premier League season has been the resurgence of Tottenham under Ange Postecoglou. 
Adding dynamism to his midfield has been key and Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr have slotted very nicely into their roles in the middle of the park. 
Both men were acquired for big money prior to Big Ange’s arrival but he has nurtured them to play his way, making Tottenham genuine title contenders in the eyes of many betting apps
Bissouma’s Mail aren’t expected to cause too much damage in the competition, but Sarr’s Senegal are one of the favourites for AFCON glory at $7 with BoomBet.  
Frantic Forest 

No Premier League side is as affected by the African Cup of Nations as Nottingham Forest is. 
The Tricky Trees are under new management and Nuno Espirito Santo has a real job on his hands to turn around the fortunes of his side, as he looks to pull them towards Premier League safety. 
Managing a month without 7 key players will be tricky for Nuno, with Willy Boly, Serge Aurier and Ibrahaim Sangare all representing the Ivory Coast. 

Elsewhere, Ola Aina and Taiwo Awoniyi will be playing for Nigeria and Moussa Niakhate and Cheikhou Kouyate will be chasing their places in AFCON folklore with Senegal.