Twenty-five RSL players to represent their nations at AFCON 2023

With the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations set to kick-off in Côte d'Ivoire on Saturday, twenty-five players from the Roshn Saudi League have been called up to represent their respective countries in the month-long continental competition.

The 25 players, a whopping 150% increase from the previous edition in 2021, will wear the colours of 12 different national teams, with Senegal and Cameroon the most represented by RSL players, with four each, followed by the hosts Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia and Morocco, who feature three RSL players each.

Asir rivals Abha and Damac are sending the most players to AFCON, with three from each team, while each of Al Ahli, Al Hilal, Al Nassr, Al Hazem and Al Taawoun will have two representatives in the competition.

The 25 RSL representatives include six goalkeepers, five defenders, three midfielders and 11 forwards.

Here is the full list of RSL players travelling to AFCON.

Cameroon: Devis Epassy (Abha – Goalkeeper), Oumar Gonzalez (Al Raed – Defender), Karl Toko Ekambi (Abha – Forward), Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (Damac – Forward).

Senegal: Edouard Mendy (Al Ahli – Goalkeeper), Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal – Defender), Sadio Mane (Al Nassr – Forward), Habib Diallo (Al Shabab – Forward).

Côte d'Ivoire: Ghislain Konan (Al Fayha - Defender), Seko Fofana (Al Nassr – Midfielder), Franck Kessie (Al Ahli – Midfielder).

The Gambia: Assan Ceesay (Damac – Forward), Musa Barrow (Al Taawoun – Forward), Muhammad Badamosi (Al Hazem – Forward).

Morocco: Yassine Bounou (Al Hilal – Goalkeeper), Munir Mohammedi (Al Wehda – Goalkeeper), Romain Saiss (Al Shabab – Defender).

Algeria: Moustapha Zeghba (Damac – Goalkeeper), Riyad Mahrez (Al Ahli – Forward).

Egypt: Ahmed Hegazi (Al Ittihad – Defender).

Tunisia: Aymen Dahmen (Al Hazem – Goalkeeper).

Guinea: Francois Kamano (Abha – Forward).

Guinea-Bissau: Alfa Semedo (Al Tai – Midfielder).

Cape Verde: Djaniny Tavares (Al Fateh – Forward).

Zambia: Fashion Sakala (Al Fayha – Forward).