The African Cup of Nations begins on the 21st of June in Egypt. Teams from across the continent will be looking to take the AFCON crown off current champions Cameroon when the action gets underway.

If you’re tuning in to the action, and watch the right game, you’ll see some pretty familiar faces.

This former Killie man is heading to AFCON. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Here are four past and present Premiership players who are set to fly out to Egypt this month.

Arnaud Djoum

The Cameroonian is already a legend in his home country after the 2017 success. He’s out of contract at Hearts this summer, and if he performs well, it’ll attract even more interest in him.


Cyprian side Apollon Limassol, according to the Scottish Sun, wanted Djoum. If he can play well for Clarence Seedorf’s side, expect some more speculation.

The Cameroon midfielder during the last AFCON. (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Djoum is only in the Dutchman’s provisional squad just now and was named on the bench for their warm-up game against Zambia. He’ll hope for more minutes before the tournament, so that he can guarantee he makes it.

Youssouf Mulumbu

The ex-Kilmarnock loanee and current Celtic midfielder will play for DR Congo this summer, having been named in their 32 man provisional squad.

DR Congo are seeking their third AFCON title, having previously won the competition in 1968 and 1974. Mulumbu is one of their bigger names alongside the likes of  West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku, Everton’s Yannick Bolasie and Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga.

Gael Bigirimana

Former Motherwell and Hibs man Bigirimana will take his place in a historic Burundi side this summer. The nation will feature at their first ever AFCON tournament.

Bigirimana had a frustrating 2018/19. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The midfielder has just left Scottish football for the time being, after a stint at Hibs in the second half of last season. His future at club football level is unknown, however, he can make himself a Burundi hero with some decent AFCON results.

Thomas Agyepong

Another former Hibee, Agyepong was on loan at Easter Road from Manchester City last season. He has been named in Ghana’s 29-man provisional squad for next month’s tournament.

He made one start for Hibs and made nine appearances from the bench. The winger never really got going at Easter Road, but you can see that on his day, Agyepong’s pace is hard to deal with.

Agyepong had his Hibs career limited. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He’ll be hoping his stop-start Hibs spell doesn’t cost him a place in Ghana’s final squad.

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