French giants Marseille will recruit players to replace their Ghanaian players Andre and Jordan Ayew during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The duo, who are key players for Marseille, are expected to be part of the Black Stars squad for the tournament to be held in South Africa in January and February.
Their absence will be a blow to the title chances of Marseille, prompting the French league leaders to ponder getting replacements for the brothers, a French newspaper has reported.
This is good news for Ghana, less for Olympique de Marseille, Andre and Jordan Ayew will be absent in January and February 2013, the country is qualified for the next edition of the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.
According Le Provence, Marseille are intending to recruit a player at the beginning of winter transfer window to compensate for the absence of the two players.
The technical staff will hold a meeting with Marseille president Vincent Labrune to discuss with him the plans as the clubs cannot splurge in the transfer market.
Several players are being observed includsing an African whose country has not qualified for the Cup of Nations, the report stated.