Roma striker Shabani Nonda will mithe African Nations Cup after failing to recover fully from surgery on his right knee.

Congo international, Nonda, who joined Roma from Monaco last summer, had an operation on December 16 and was told he would be out of action for at least a month.

Calvin Zola, who plays in England’s League One for Tranmere Rovers, has taken Nonda’s place in the Congo squad.

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