The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations is expected to cause significant disruptions to the European season, especially for several Premier League clubs.
The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations was originally scheduled to take place in June and July in an effort to avoid conflicting with the European club season. The competition was postponed, nevertheless, because to worries about Ivory Coast’s unfavorable weather. The new dates are 13 January to 11 February.
For Premier League clubs, the information was received like a lead balloon. The possibility of losing the top African players to the competition during the hectic winter season has always been one of the drawbacks of signing them.
And this season won’t be any different as a result of the scheduling adjustment. The 2023 AFCON will have a significant impact on several English clubs, with up to 43 players potentially missing games for their clubs when the action begins in the new year.