Guinea’s interim head of state, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has warned national team players that they must win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon next month or refund the money invested in them.
The Syli Nationale are paired in Group B of the AFCON alongside Malawi, Senegal, and Zimbabwe.
According to him, the national team will reimburse every money invested in them if they fail to win the tournament.
Guinea have also never won the AFCON, with their best finish in the tournament being a runner-up place in 1976.
However, interim President Doumbouya has tasked the team to win the cup or risk reimbursing every money invested in them, according to ModernGhana as per African Insider.
“The cup or you reimburse the money that’s been invested in you,” the Guinean President was quoted as telling the players.
Guinea will kick-start its campaign against Malawi on January 10, 2022. Guinea will be led by Liverpool star Naby Keita at Cameroon 2021.
The 33rd edition of the tournament will kick off from January 9 to February 6.
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).