Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has vowed never to sign any African player has disclosed the reasons behind his decision.
According to Laurentiis his club will not sign any more African players unless they agree to not play in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Recall that Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Cameroon midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa missed several games for the Serie A club while on international duty at this year’s AFCON, which took place between January and February.
Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, was ruled out with injury.
“I told them, lads, don’t talk to me about Africans anymore.
“I love them, but either they sign something confirming they’ll back out of playing the Africa Cup of Nations, or otherwise between that tournament, the World Cup qualifiers in South America, these players are never available,” De Laurentiis said according to Football Italia.