Liverpool “in constant contact” with Naby Keita following military coup in Guinea
Premier League duo caught up in military coup
Following the incredible scenes of bureaucracy in Brazil last night, there were distressing scenes of a more serious nature in Africa.
Just after kick-off, Brazilian health authorities have entered the pitch and brought a stop to the game between Brazil and Argentina 🚨
Reports before the game suggested local authorities had ordered Argentina’s UK based players to be deported due to a failure to quarantine 😮 pic.twitter.com/aSuXZyzVPA
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) September 5, 2021
Liverpool’s Naby Keita and Roman Saiss of Wolverhampton Wanderers were due to face off as Morocco travelled to Guinea to play their World Cup qualifier. However, following a military coup in the Guinean capital, that the game was understandably cancelled.
All eyes then turned to player safety, with the Moroccan team escorted home by their embassy after having been trapped in a hotel in the capital.
Thank you all for the messages and the support, it has been a very intense day but thank God we are safe and sound in Morocco. Good night ✌🏾🇲🇦 #Alhamdulillah 🤲🏽 pic.twitter.com/99nJYTVpbn
— achrafhakimi (@AchrafHakimi) September 6, 2021
Liverpool “in constant contact” with Keita
Fortunately, it appears as though the Guinean national team are also safe and well, with Carl Markham revealing that a spokesman said:
“Obviously situation is fluid. We will maintain regular dialogue with relevant authorities as we work to get Naby back to Liverpool in a timely & secure manner”
.@LFC in constant contact with @NabyDeco – who is “safe and well” – & Guinea team after military coup in his homeland. “Obviously situation is fluid. We will maintain regular dialogue with relevant authorities as we work to get Naby back to Liverpool in a timely & secure manner”
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) September 6, 2021
It is as of yet unknown when the Liverpool man may return from Guinea safely, with all transport in and out of the country currently on hold.