Former Liverpool star in Guinea's squad for Cranes game

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FOOTBALL Former Liverpool star in Guinea's squad for Cranes game

Brian Aheebwa 20:10 - 08.11.2023

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been named in the Guinea squad for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Uganda Cranes.

Keita is the captain of the National Elephants, and he will lead them out against the Cranes at the Berkane Municipal Stadium in Morocco on Friday, November 17.

The 28-year-old struggled with injuries for most of his five-year stay at Anfield until he was released in the August 2023 transfer window.

He returned to the German Bundesliga, where he previously featured for RB Leipzig before signing for the Kops in 2018, this time joining Warder Bremen.

llaix Kourouma Moriba is the other notable name summoned. The 20-year-old left Barcelona in 2021 to join Leipzig and is currently on loan at Valencia.

Guinea will host Uganda away from home in North Africa because they lack stadiums that fit international standards back home in West Africa.

Uganda and Guinea are pooled in Group G alongside African giants Algeria, Botswana, Somalia, and Mozambique.

Guinea's squad to face Uganda

Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Kone, Aly Keita, Moussa Camara

Defenders: Sekou Oumar Sylla, Naby Youssouf Oulare, Julian Jeanvier, Abdourahmane Barry, Saidou Sow, Mohamed Ali Camara, Antoine Conte, Dembo Sylla

Midfielders: Amadou Diawara, Abdoulaye Toure, Mory Konate, Seydouba Cisse, Moriba Koukouma, Naby Keita

Strikers: Morgan Guilavogui, Francois Kamano, Karim Cisse, Aguibou Camara, Serhou Guirassy, Mohamed Bayo