Two Bayern Munich players have been called up to represent their countries at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon next month. Both Bouna Sarr and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting will miss at least a few weeks as the tournament kicks off in less than two weeks.
Sarr, Bayern’s sometimes-right-back sometimes-right-midfielder, made Senegal’s squad for the competition and will likely be the nation’s starter at right back throughout their time in the Cup of Nations. Choupo-Moting, Robert Lewandowski’s outstanding backup, was called up by the hosts, Cameroon. They’re one of the tournament’s favorites.
Senegal was drawn in a group with Guinea, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Cameroon will face Burkino Faso, Cape Verde, and Ethiopia.
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on January 9 with the final on February 6. If either nation goes deep in the tournament, don’t expect those players back until mid-February, probably, at the earliest.