Kouyaté heads to Cameroon for the tournament, which was delayed from summer 2021, to prepare for Group B fixtures with Zimbabwe, Guinea and Malawi.
Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté has been called-up to the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021.
He and his teammates will be hoping to go one better than their 2019 campaign, when they finished runners-up to Algeria. Kouyaté played the full 90 in that game as captain and will have the chance to add to his 73 international caps this month.
The Lions of Teranga are currently FIFA’s top-ranked African side and have eyes on this year’s title, a prize they’ve never won before.
Trying to stop them at the first hurdles will be Zimbabwe on January 10th, Guinea on the 14th and Malawi on the 18th.
Stay tuned to cpfc.co.uk, the official Palace app and our social media channels to find out how Cheikhou fares!