Moyes calls for African shut down

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Everton manager David Moyes believes the Barclays Premier League should look at closing down during the African Nations Cup.

Fourth-placed Everton are decimated by suspension, injuries and international absences - Blues players, Joseph Yobo, Stephen Pienaar and Ayegbeni Yakubu are in Ghana for the African tournament - for Wednesday night´s visit of Tottenham to Goodison Park.

Talk of FIFA moving other global tournaments in line with the European summer has rumbled on for a decade but Moyes has offered an alternative solution, saying: "Maybe now we have to consider if we close the Premier League season down during the African Nations Cup. That would be the correct respect for Africa and the players in it."

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