The President of Italian club side, Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis has said that he will no longer sign African players for the club.
According to De Laurentiis, he will only buy African players unless they vow not to represent their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON).
De Laurentiis, under whose club, Nigerian, Victor Osimhen plies his trade as a forward, said that it is unfair for European clubs to keep paying salaries to these players while they are representing other interests.
“I told them, 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. We are the idiots who pay salaries only to send them all over the world playing for others.”