Senegalese National team have called out English Premier League Side, Watford for Refusing to release player for the AFCON.

According to a Press statement From Senegal's National team Official Social Media page, Watford are reportedly preventing the Participation of Winger, Ismaila Sarr at the AFCON despite the Player expressing his desire to be part of his Country's Traveling squad for the Prestigious tournament taking place in Cameroon this Month.

The Press Statement from Senegal National team reads:

COMMUNICATED By letter dated December 31, 2021, English club Watford notified on the basis of arguments as specious as misleading his decision to block the player Ismaila Sarr who expressed his desire to join the Senegalese selection in view of the next CAN Cameroon 2021.                         
The FSF responded immediately to said correspondence to confirm the maintenance of the player's summons and the club's obligation to release the player no later than January 3, 2022, in accordance with the FIFA exemption circular and informed of its decision to refer to the competent FIFA bodies in the event Watford persists in its refusal deliberated to release the player for the benefit of his national team.                                                              
The Senegalese Football Federation wishes to express by this press release its deep condemnation of the disrespectful, pernicious and discriminatory behavior of the leaders of Watford who seek by all means to prevent a player from playing with his national team.

Mixed Reactions trail the actions of Watford. Some fans thinks the player who is recovering from an Injury should be Left back in Watford while others thinks Watford hasn't done Well in keeping the player back Despite his decision to participate in the tournament as claimed by Senegal.

SEE HERE: Former England Defender included in AFCON's 28-Man Final list Few Days after Dumping England.

The Senegalese National team are not the only African Side Facing Refusal from Watford to release Player for the AFCON. The Nigerian National team have also been made to replace In-form Striker, Emmanuel Dennis due to Watford's Refusal to Release the Player with Claims that the Nigerian Football Federation didn't send an Invitation on time. 

The Interim Coach of the Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen reacting to Watford's Refusal to release Dennis in an interview made it clear that the Player was willing to Come but the EPL club has done everything possible to Prevent him from Coming Even to the Point of Threatening him. 

Watch Coach Austin Eguavoen's Full Interview Here