UK Man City handed Mahrez Africa Cup of Nations boost last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The Algerian was expected to miss part of the season in January due to international commitments
Breaking News ! Manchester City have been handed a boost in their hopes of regaining their Premier League title next season with the news that the Africa Cup of Nations has been put back a year. The competition was originally due to take place in Cameroon in January 2021, meaning that players would miss at least a few weeks of Premier League action due to their participation. However, amid the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision has been made to postpone for 12 months, meaning that the tournament will now take place in 2022. One of the players who was due to go to the competition is Man City winger Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian was part of the Fennec Foxes team who lifted the title in 2019, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final. Sign up to our free MCFC email newsletter Get the latest breaking Man City news and analysis every day direct to your inbox with our free MCFC newsletter Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds.
. The 29-year-old has scored nine goals and provided 11 assists in the Premier League so far this season including two goals and an assist since the restart. He is one of a few players to have started every game since the return of fixtures earlier this month.
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The Africa Cup of Nations was held as a summer tournament in 2019, but the decision was taken to move it back to its original timing for future competitions. Mahrez’s participation in the tournament back in 2017 saw him miss two league games and one Cup game for his then-club Leicester City. What effect the postponement will have on the 2023 tournament is still unclear.