Guinea President Warns Players to Win AFCON 2021 Or Return Taxpayers Money
Guinea President, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has cautioned the Syli Stars to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations or hazard returning every one of the citizens' taxes spent on them.
The Syli Nacional will head their thirteenth Nations Cup in Cameroon with their best ever match being in 1976 when they were runners up.
Though they are yet to win, Colonel Doumbouya is hopeful that they can be fruitful and has encouraged the players to "go all out for the ultimate."
“The cup or you reimburse the money that’s been invested in you,” he said to the team at their sending off meeting.
Guinea have been drawn Group B close by Senegal, Zimbabwe and Malawi at the competition which starts off in Cameroon on 9 January.
Guinea have been drawn in Group B alongside Senegal, Zimbabwe and Malawi at the tournament which kicks off in Cameroon on 9 January.
Guinea squad for Afcon 2021
Goalkeepers: Aly Keita (Ostersund, Sweden), Ibrahima Kone (Hibernians, Malta), Moussa Camara (Horoya, Guinea).
Defenders: Saidou Sow (St Etienne, France), Ibrahima Conte (Niort, France), Florentin Pogba (Sochaux, France), Ousmane Kante (Paris FC, France), Mohamed Aly Camara (Young Boys, Switzerland), Pa Konate (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria), Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse, France), Fode Camara (Horoya, Guinea), Gaoussou Yousouf Siby (Wakrya, Guinea), Mikael Dyrestam (Sarpsborg 08, Norway).
Midfielders: Amadou Diawara (Roma, Italy), Ibrahima Cisse (Seriang, Belgium), Mory Konate (Sint-Truidense, Belgium), Ibrahima Sory Conte (Bnei Sakhnin, Israel), Ilaix Moriba (RB Leipzig), Mamadou Kane (Neftci, Azerbaijan), Morlaye Sylla (Horoya, Guinea), Aguibou Camara (Olympiacos, Greece), Naby Keita (Liverpool, England).
Forwards: Seydouba Soumah (Kuwait SC, Kuwait), Morgan Guilavogui (Paris FC, France), Mamadou Diallo (Grenoble, France), Jose Kante (Kairat, Kazakhstan), Mohamed Bayo (Clermont France), Sory Kaba (OH Leuven, Belgium.)