Crystal Palace manager, Patrick Vieira has come out to speak highly of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the AFCON is as important as the Euros tournament, and it deserves the respect of club managers and football associations.
Vieira added that AFCON only needs a better coverage for people to realize how vital it is for African football.
His words, “I respect and I understand the passion and importance of those players to go and represent their country. I will never stop any players going to the Africa Cup of Nations.”
“I believe that competition has to be more respected because this competition is as important as the European Championship.”
“With Senegal, I don’t think people understand [Sadio] Mane or Cheikhou Kouyate not representing their nation.”
“If there was more coverage people will understand how important it is for the African continent.”
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