English Premier League side Watford has claimed that Senegal star Ismaila Sarr is not fit to play at the Africa Cup of Nations finals that kick off next week in Cameroon.
Watford has been accusing for failing to release Sarr who is highly-rated midfielder for the biennial tournament.
The Premier League strugglers have already refused to allow Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis to join up with his country, saying the Nigerian Football Federation did not call him up in time, missing the deadline to inform the club of his selection.
Nigeria did not contest the claim and have since replaced Dennis in their squad.
Watford, who lost in stoppage time to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and slipped closer to the relegation zone, will lose three other players to the tournament – William Troost Ekong of Nigeria and the Moroccan pair of Imran Louza and Adam Masina.