INJURY cruelly ended the Africa Cup of Nations dream for ex-Potters Bar Town footballer Sylvain Dossou.

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IThe tough tackling Niger midfielder, pictured, picked up a groin problem during the final preparations for the tournament, which is being held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Posting on Facebook, he said: “As people sometime say ‘don’t ask God y’ so I will not but I’m really down as to know that my dreams came short this time.

“CAN [African Cup of Nations] is over 4 me, pick up an injury and will not be travelling Gabon no more.”

Dossou, who now plays club football for Corby Town in the Blue Square Bet North, had hoped to represent the West African nation against some of the best players in the world.

The tournament began on Saturday. Niger are in Group C alongside hosts Gabon, Tunisia and Morocco.

Dossou is hoping to be fit for Niger’s World Cup qualifying game against Burkina Faso on February 29.

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