Naby Keita and Romain Saiss among Premier League players caught up in Guinea attempted coup

Naby Keita and Romain Saiss among Premier League players caught up in Guinea attempted coup

Liverpool’s Naby Keita and Wolves’ Romain Saiss were among the players who had their World Cup Qualifier postponed after an attempted coup took place in Guinea’s capital.

Guinea and Morocco were set to meet for the African qualifiers of the 2022 World Cup on Monday in Conakry, but FIFA and CAF decided to reschedule the game following hours of heavy gunfire around the presidential palace.
The Moroccan team and staff, including Saiss, QPR’s Ilias Chair, Watford’s Imran Louza and Adam Masina, and PSG’s Achraf Hakimi were escorted back home by their embassy in Guinea after being trapped in their hotel.

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statement issued by the Liverpool club spokesperson indicates that they are  in constant contact with Naby and have had regular communication via his national team management.

“We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for. Obviously the situation is fluid and we will maintain regular dialogue with the relevant authorities as we work to get Naby back to Liverpool in a timely and secure manner.” He added.

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