The European Club Association (ECA) has written a letter to FIFA to register their dissatisfaction with virus protocols ahead of the African Cup of Nations next month.
To prevent clubs from blocking their players from linking up with their countries for the tournament, the ECA want three conditions to be met by the competition’s organisers.
Firstly, they must improve protocols in order to prevent players from returning to their clubs with the virus. Secondly, they want clubs to be given permission to keep their players until right before AFCON begins on January 9th.
Finally, they need assurances that any players returning from the competition won’t miss out on club matches if they are required to quarantine.
Rangers will have Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun and Calvin Bassey away with Nigeria, and if the ECA’s conditions are agreed to by AFCON’s organisers, it would mean that the three players could play in the Old Firm derby on January 2nd.