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Leeds United winger Hadi Sacko says he is out of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Andre Castro (R) of Goztepe in action against Hadi Sacko (L) of MKE Ankaragucu during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Goztepe and MKE Ankaragucu at the Bornova Stadium in Izmir,...

Leeds United winger Hadi Sacko is injured at the moment and will not play for Mali at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Hadi Sacko of Leeds United (L) is fouled by Robbie Brady of Norwich City (R) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on October 25, 2016...

Leeds United winger Hadi Sacko has revealed on Twitter that he will not feature for Mali at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 25-year-old Leeds winger has revealed that he has a calf injury and will not recover fully in time to represent his country at the prestigious competition.

The Eagles will face Tunisia, Mauritania and Angola in Group E, with the tournament kicking off on June 21.

Sacko wrote on Twitter: “Hello everyone, it is with great regret that I have to announce my withdrawal from the Mali team for CAN 2019. I have a calf injury and I will not 100% recover to help my teammates.

"So I have to leave my place for another player, but I will not fail to be the first supporter of the team during what should have been my first big competition with Mali. Lots of regrets but I trust the team.”

Future at Leeds United

Sacko has been on the books of Leeds since 2017, but the winger has struggled to make a huge impact at Elland Road.

The 25-year-old spent the first half of 2018-19 campaign on loan at Las Palmas and spent the second half of the past season on loan at Ankaragucu.

Hadi Sacko of Leeds United and Mile Jedinak of Aston Villa compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United v Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 3, 2016...

The winger was able to make only five appearances in the Segunda Division for Las Palmas, all of them as substitutes, according to WhoScored.

According to WhoScored, Sacko made 14 starts and one substitute appearance in the Turkish Super Lig for Ankaragucu, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the process.

It is very likely that Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa will send Sacko out on loan again, or perhaps the club will decide to sell him in the summer transfer window.

Hadi Sacko of Leeds United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-1 during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in...

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