Africa Cup of Nations: Toure, Bony & Sakho could miss club games

Wilfried Bony, Ivory Coast
Wilfried Bony has 11 goals in 21 games for Ivory Coast

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Swansea striker Wilfried Bony and West Ham top scorer Diafra Sakho are among the Premier League players who may miss club games in the new year to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The final six nations to qualify were confirmed on Wednesday.

Newcastle and West Ham could lose three players each during the tournament between 17 January and 8 February 2015.

Equatorial Guinea are the hosts following Morocco's withdrawal.

Morocco had expressed fears an influx of foreign fans could help spread the Ebola epidemic, which has mainly affected the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Reigning Afcon champions Nigeria will not defend their crown, having failed to qualify for the finals.

Club-by-Club - Premier League players set to miss games for Afcon
ClubPlayers
Crystal PalaceAdlene Guediora (Algeria)Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo)
EvertonChristian Atsu (Ghana)
Hull CityMohamed Diame (Senegal)
Leicester CityRiyad Mahrez (Algeria)Jeff Schlupp (Ghana)
LiverpoolKolo Toure (Ivory Coast)
Manchester CityYaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
Newcastle UnitedMehdi Abeid (Algeria)Papiss Cisse (Senegal)Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast)
SouthamptonEmmanuel Mayuka (Zambia)Sadio Mane (Senegal)
Stoke CityMame Biram Diouf (Senegal)
SwanseaWilfried Bony (Ivory Coast)
TottenhamNabil Bentaleb (Algeria)
West Ham UnitedAlex Song (Cameroon)Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal)Diafra Sakho (Senegal)
West Bromwich AlbionYoussouf Mulumbu (DR Congo)
Club-by-Club - Football League players set to miss games for Afcon
ClubPlayers
BournemouthTokelo Rantie (South Africa)
Cardiff CityBruno Ecuele Manga (Gabon)
CharltonFrederic Bulot (Gabon)
MiddlesbroughAlbert Adomah (Ghana)
PeterboroughGabriel Zakuani (DR Congo)
Sheffield WednesdayKamil Zayatte
Wolverhampton WanderersNouha Dicko - MaliBakary Sako - Mali

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