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Europeans clubs are set to hold talks with FIFA concerning  players safety at next month AFCON in Cameroon 

Europeans clubs are set to hold talks with FIFA concerning  players safety at next month AFCON in Cameroon 

Joan Eyerre in Cameroon

Europeans clubs are set to hold talks with FIFA concerning  players safety at next month AFCON in Cameroon 

Europeans clubs are set to hold talks with FIFA concerning  players safety at next month AFCON in Cameroon 

The emergence of the omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to countries around the world reintroducing restrictions and travel bans, and may lead to a fresh dispute over player release for international duty next month.

The European Club Association (ECA) board expressed its “deep concerns” around player safety and welfare around the international matches early next year, “particularly in light of the worsening public health situation and the severe challenges faced during recent international windows” An ECA statement added: “The board agreed to engage urgently with FIFA to ensure all necessary precautions are in place to protect players and club interests as the health situation continues to deteriorate in an alarming manner.”

The ECA is understood to be desperate to avoid a repeat of the problems which surrounded the September international window

Africa’s best players around the world will assemble in Cameroon for the African  cup of nations with the 24 countries  participating   relying mostly on professional players  from out of the continent of Africa.

 

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