Home Sports Liverpool star Naby Keita FINALLY boards a plane out of Guinea after...

Liverpool star Naby Keita FINALLY boards a plane out of Guinea after Coup d'etat in his homeland

427
0


Midfielder Naby Keita FINALLY boards a plane out of Guinea following Liverpool’s round-the-clock efforts to fly him back after Coup d’etat plunged the country into chaos and forced postponement of World Cup qualifier

  • Liverpool star Naby Keita has boarded a flight out of his homeland Guinea 
  • A Coup d’etat against the country’s president saw their Morocco game called off 
  • The Morocco team were forced to stay in their hotel before being evacuated
  • Liverpool worked to get Keita to Merseyside in a ‘timely and secure manner’ 


Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has boarded a flight back to the UK following a military coup in his homeland Guinea.

Keita and the rest of the Guinea national team had remained in Conakry, the country’s capital.

While the Morocco team, who they were due to play in a World Cup qualifier on Monday, were evacuated on Sunday due to the situation. 

Liverpool

Naby Keita has boarded a flight back to the UK from Guinea after a Coup d’Etat there

A Coup d'Etat by Guinea's armed forces led to a Guinea v Morocco qualifier being postponed

A Coup d’Etat by Guinea’s armed forces led to a Guinea v Morocco qualifier being postponed 

Keita is Guinea's star player and he will be looking to fly back to Merseyside as soon as he can

Keita is Guinea’s star player and he will be looking to fly back to Merseyside as soon as he can

The country's president Alpha Conde was pictured surrounded by armed soldiers after apparently being detained and removed from power

The country’s president Alpha Conde was pictured surrounded by armed soldiers after apparently being detained and removed from power

Vahid Halilhodzic, the coach of Morocco, told French newspaper L’Equipe that ‘gunshots could be heard (in Conakry) all day’.

Liverpool were anxious for Keita to return to Merseyside as soon as possible and club officials, including manager Jurgen Klopp, spoke to him regularly over the last 48 hours. 

However, borders and airports in Guinea remained closed and there were concerns over when the No 8 would be able to travel. 

Enormous crowds welcomed the armed forces into the Guinean capital city of Conakry

Enormous crowds welcomed the armed forces into the Guinean capital city of Conakry 

The soldiers said they'd overthrown the government and suspended the country's constitution

The soldiers said they’d overthrown the government and suspended the country’s constitution

The club were reassured that the 26-year-old was safe and can now safely relax as he is on his way out of Guinea, according to journalist Carl Markham

Earlier this week, a Liverpool spokesperson said. ‘We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for. 

‘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.’

Morocco coach Halilhodzic described hearing the sound of gunfire'all day' from the hotel

Morocco coach Halilhodzic described hearing the sound of gunfire ‘all day’ from the hotel

Wolves' Romain Saiss is Morocco captain and one of four English-based players in the squad

Wolves’ Romain Saiss is Morocco captain and one of four English-based players in the squad

Advertisement



Previous articleHow long does spider season last? The 5 spiders out ALL YEAR
Next articleBill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand writes about actor's trial, #MeToo movement in new memoir

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here