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Benik Afobe | Forward | #9

Team: Bournemouth
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 172

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Benik Afobe was omitted from the Bournemouth squad on Tuesday evening as the club await international clearance from DR Congo.
Afobe recently spoke about his decision to remain with the Cherries in January and not travel to the Africa Cup of Nations having seen his game time increase over the past month: "I have a great opportunity here now and I think by going away and missing six or seven weeks it could hamper my season personally and for the team." Afobe has spoken to national team manager Florent Ibenge personally, but Bournemouth need official confirmation to ensure he is eligible for his club, otherwise he could face a sanction and suspension. Callum Wilson came in against Arsenal, and took his opportunity, helping Bournemouth cruise into a 3-0 lead before they were eventually pegged back: "I got my chance tonight in strange circumstances, moving forwards now a goal is great for my confidence. I feel sharp, I feel strong, so hopefully I can take that into the next game if I'm selected." Jan 4 - 1:27 PM