Alex Song reportedly left out of Cameroon AFCON squad

West Ham United have been given an early Christmas present as reports are claiming that Alex Song is set to be left out of Cameroon’s squad for the African Cup of Nations in January.

The 27-year-old is on a season-long loan from Spanish giants Barcelona and has added a huge amount of quality to Sam Allardyce’s midfield. He has been a major asset to the Hammers and one of the main reasons why they currently sit fourth in the Premier League table – two points clear of Southampton in fifth place.

The Cameroonian has been absolutely superb for West Ham this season, who were concerned about his potential absence next month, however, they are set to be boosted with the news that he may miss out participating in the competition.

Keeping Song fit and around the first-team for as long as possible is vital to the Hammers’ cause this season and Allardyce will be delighted if he gets to keep the former Arsenal man throughout January.

Song was sent off at the World Cup for Cameroon in a dismal campaign for the African team so he may well be getting punished for his poor behaviour.