Premier League stars get unprecedented security for African Cup of Nations

Posted By: Staff

London, Jan 3(ANI): Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and 24 other Premier League stars are being given an unprecedented round the clock security to protect them from local gangs in Angola, where they will be playing in the African Cup of Nations.

A crackdown involving 30,000 specially mobilised police, guards and firefighters have been put in place to ensure the safety of the players during the month-long tournament, The Daily Express reports.

Police also fear that the gangs in a country where the average wage is less than 20 pounds a week may target Drogba.

The safety fears are also causing growing concern among Premier League teams, as the clubs are angry over the security risk to key players at such a critical stage of the season. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, January 3, 2010, 18:32 [IST]
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