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AFCON 2023: Guinea Midfielder Dropped After Accusing Head Coach Of Stealing Shirt Swapped With Vinicius Jr

AFCON 2023: Guinea Midfielder Dropped After Accusing Head Coach Of Stealing Shirt Swapped With Vinicius Jr

Portugal-based midfielder, Morlaye Sylla, has been left out of the Guinea squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after falling out with the head coach Kaba Diawara over a shirt he swapped with Brazil star Vinicius Junior.

Guinea will kick-off their campaign when they take on Cameroon on January 15 before facing Gambia and reigning champions Senegal.

According to Daily Mail, the Syli National will be without Sylla who has failed to make the squad after reportedly getting into an argument with team-mates and the coach after their 4-1 loss to Brazil in a friendly game in June.

Following the defeat, the 25-year-old swapped shirts with Vinicius Jr before the shirt mysteriously vanished in the dressing room.

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An aggrieved Sylla started to point fingers at team-mates before accusing manager Diawara of theft.

Guinea head coach Kaba Diawara

He is then said to have insisted on undergoing a thorough search of the whole dressing room, intensifying tensions further.

Sylla has now paid the high price of missing the highly-anticipated tournament despite being capped 23 times.

Guinea’s best outing at the AFCON was at the 1976 edition in Ethiopia where they finished second.

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  • Chima E Samuels 6 months ago

    Mad people disgracing their lineage!!!

  • Dr. Drey 6 months ago

    The look on Finidi’s face when Moses Simon wanted to get Fernando’s shirt ahead of him after the Portugal friendly.
    One could bet that would have been Simon’s last game in the SE had finidi been SE coach…LMAOoo

  • Ako Amadi 6 months ago

    Snebody must have fingered the coa h. Vinicius could easily send him another shirt. What’s the problem?

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