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African Cup of Nations Team Profile: Guinea

Wednesday 19/June/2019 - 02:53 PM
Guinea national football
Guinea national football team
Translated and Edited by: Mohamed Emad

Guinea national football team is nicknamed. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals، and their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments (2004، 2006، 2008، 2015).

Nickname: Syli Nationale
Previous appearances: 11
Head Coach: Paul Put (Belgium)

Guinea finished second in 1976، their best outing in the history of the biennial championship. The Sylis are back at the finals after missing out on the last edition in 2017 in Gabon. They were quarter-finalists in 2015.

Key Facts
Guinea have competed in 11 previous Africa Cup of Nations tournaments without ever winning it; only Senegal (14) have featured in more without tasting victory.
Guinea’s best finish at the tournament was in 1976، when they finish as runners up in the final group stage behind Morocco.
Guinea qualified for the 2019 tournament with an unbeaten qualification record (P6 W3 D3 L0)، topping a group that also contained Cote d’Ivoire، Central African Republic and Rwanda.

Guinea (Group B)
Goalkeepers: Aly Keita (OstersundsSWE)، Ibrahima Kone (PauFRA)، Naby Yattara(ExcelsiorREU)

Defenders: Fode Camara (AjaccioFRA)، Mikael Dyrestam (XanthiGRE)، Simon Falette (Eintracht FrankfurtGER)، Julian Jeanvier (BrentfordENG)، Ernest Seka (NancyFRA)، Ousmane Sidibe (BeziersFRA)، Issiaga Sylla (ToulouseFRA)، Baissama Sankoh (CaenFRA)

Midfielders: Mady Camara (OlympiacosGRE)، Ibrahima Cisse (FulhamENG)، Amadou Diawara (NapoliITA)، Boubacar Fofana (Gaz MetanROM)، Naby Keita (LiverpoolENG)

Forwards: Sory Kaba (DijonFRA)، François Kamano (BordeauxFRA)، Jose Kante (Gimnastic TarragonaESP)، Fode Koita (KasimpasaTUR)، Ibrahima Traore (Borussia MoenchengladbachGER)،Mohamed Yattara (AuxerreFRA)، Idrissa Sylla (Zulte WaregemBEL)

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