AFCON 2019: Angry Guinean youths stomp footballer Naby Keita’s home in Guinea


A group of Frustrated football fans stomped the home of the Liverpool star in Conakry, Guinea, after he was forced to pull out of the 2019 AFCON because of injury.

The group accused Keita’s relatives of witchcraft which they believed affected the midfielder’s ability to perform for his country.

“We sent a team of policemen to a house at Coleah in Conakry to restore calm after some youths attempted acts of riotous conduct in a house believed to be the family home of footballer Naby Keita,” a police source based in Conakry told BBC.

Keita who is expected back in Egypt from Liverpool, reacted to the incident, denouncing those “who want to divide his family”

The 24-year-old suffered a groin injury in Liverpool’s Championship semifinal match against Barcelona on May 1.

He even got a fresh knock in last Sunday’s African Cup of Nations win over Burundi and was flown back to liver pool on Sunday night for examinations by club doctors .

A Guinea team spokesperson told BBC:

He consulted with medical staff [at Liverpool] and they asked him to come back for two days.

“The idea is that he is here to play in the last 16 but I don’t think we can say he will 100%.

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