Watford reject Senegal claims of 'blocking' Sarr 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 Hornets handling of Sarr's fellow forward Emmanuel Dennis has also been controversial, with Nigeria saying the English club were "baring fangs" when refusing to release him for international duty.
  • The tournament gets underway on January 9 and runs until February 6, clashing with the European club season.

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