CAMEROON have announced the Africa Cup of Nations will be moved from the summer to next January - which will have implications for Saints and a whole host of other Premier League clubs.

Moussa Djenepo [Mali] and Sofiane Boufal [Morocco] both play for teams in Africa so, should they qualify for the tournament, there's a chance they could be absent.

The tournament was due to be held in June and July but, due to weather conditions in the country at that time of year, the Cameroon Football Federation has decided to stage it between January 9 and February 6.

"It (2021 Africa Cup of Nations) will be played in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2021. Date changed for weather reasons at Cameroon's request," the federation posted on Twitter after a meeting with representatives from the Confederation of African Football.

The move back to winter will also affect the likes of Liverpool, who could have Mohamed Salah [Egypt], Sadio Mane [Senegal] and Naby Keita [Guinea] missing.