Afcon 2021: Antoine Conte and Florentin Pogba replaced in the Guinea squad


Innjury has ousted Florentin Pogba from Guinea’s squad for the Africa Cup

Guinea had to replace injured defenders Antoine Conte and Florentin Pogba in the Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Conte, a former France Under-21 international who has switched loyalty, said he has not yet recovered from his injury following his recent move to Romanian club Universitatea Craiova.

Pogba suffered a knee injury and a torn tendon at French club Sochaux earlier this month. A scan confirmed that he would be out at least until the end of January, said the Guinean Football Association.

Pogba, 30, is the older brother of French world champion Paul Pogba.

Trainer Kaba Diawara, who originally appointed his squad on December 20He has called two home players as replacements: Fode Camara from Horoya and Gaoussou Yousouf Siby from Wakrya.

Guinea was drawn from Group B together with Senegal, Zimbabwe and Malawi at the tournament that begins on January 9th in Cameroon.

Guinea squad for Afcon 2021

Goalkeeper: Aly Keita (Ostersund, Sweden), Ibrahima Kone (Hibernians, Malta), Moussa Camara (Horoya, Guinea).

Defender: Saidou Sow (St. Etienne, France), Ibrahima Conte (Niort, France), Florentin Pogba (Sochaux, France), Ousmane Kante (Paris FC, France), Mohamed Aly Camara (Young Boys, Switzerland), Pa Konate (Botev Plovdiv , Bulgaria), Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse, France), Fode Camara (Horoya, Guinea), Gaoussou Yousouf Siby (Wakrya, Guinea), Mikael Dyrestam (Sarpsborg 08, Norway).

Midfield player: Amadou Diawara (Roma, Italy), Ibrahima Cisse (Seriang, Belgium), Mory Konate (Sint-Truidense, Belgium), Ibrahima Sory Conte (Bnei Sakhnin, Israel), Ilaix Moriba (RB Leipzig), Mamadou Kane (Neftci, Azerbaijan) , Morlaye Sylla (Horoya, Guinea), Aguibou Camara (Olympiacos, Greece), Naby Keita (Liverpool, England).

Forward: Seydouba Soumah (Kuwait SC, Kuwait), Morgan Guilavogui (Paris FC, France), Mamadou Diallo (Grenoble, France), Jose Kante (Kairat, Kazakhstan), Mohamed Bayo (Clermont France), Sory Kaba (OH Leuven, Belgium).

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