Senegal says Watford 'blocking' star from playing Afcon

 Ismaila Sarr

Watford midfielder Ismaila Sarr (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal during their English Premier League match against Liverpool at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, London on February 29, 2020. 

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What you need to know:

  • The tournament gets underway next Sunday in Cameroon and runs until February 6, clashing with the European club season.
  • Having to free Africans is a sore point with some managers and Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti labelled the Cup of Nations an "invisible monster".

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