2008 African Cup of Nations Starts Today

Here’s a list of the players from English teams that are involved in the tournament:

  • Accrington Stanley: Romauld Boco (Benin)
  • Arsenal: Kolo Touré (Ivory Coast), Emmanuel Eboué (Ivory Coast), Alexandre Song (Cameroon)
  • Birmingham City: Richard Kingson (Ghana), Mehdi Nafti (Tunisia), Radhi Jaïdi (Tunisia)
  • Bolton Wanderers: Abdoulaye Méïté (Ivory Coast), El Hadji Diouf (Senegal)
  • Blackburn Rovers: Aaron Mokoena (South Africa)
  • Chelsea: Michael Essien (Ghana), Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Mikel John Obi (Nigeria)
  • Everton: Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Nigeria), Steven Pienaar (South Africa)
  • Fulham: Diomansy Kamara (Senegal)
  • Leeds: Rui Marques (Angola)
  • Liverpool: Mohamed Sissoko (Mali)
  • Middlesbrough: Mohamed Shawky (Egypt)
  • Newcastle: Obafemi Martins (Nigeria), Geremi Njitap (Cameroon), Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye (Senegal), Habib Beye (Senegal)
  • Nottingham Forest: Junior Agogo (Ghana)
  • Portsmouth: Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria), John Utaka (Nigeria), Papa Bouba Diop (Senegal)
  • Reading: Emerse Faé (Ivory Coast), André Bikey (Cameroon), Ibrahima Sonko (Senegal)
  • Southampton: Youssef Safri (Morocco)
  • Stoke City: Mamady Sidibe (Mali)
  • Sunderland: Dickson Etuhu (Nigeria)
  • Tottenham: Didier Zokora (Ivory Coast)
  • Watford: Danny Shittu (Nigeria)
  • West Ham: John Paintsil (Ghana), Henri Camara (Senegal)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers: Seyi George Olofinjana (Nigeria)

And here’s the countries with the most players in English football:

  • Nigeria 9
  • Ivory Coast 7
  • Senegal 7
  • Ghana 4
  • Cameroon 3
  • Mali 2
  • South Africa 2
  • Tunisia 2
  • Angola 1
  • Benin 1
  • Egypt 1
  • Morocco 1
  • Guinea 0
  • Namibia 0
  • Sudan 0
  • Zambia 0

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