Liverpool is speaking with and negotiating with Guinean authorities in order to bring Naby Keita back to Merseyside amid the country’s military coup. So, as the two worlds mix, of politics and football today, Keita is stuck after Guinea’s military coup back home.
26-year-old Naby Keita was on international duty with his country, Guinea, when soldiers stormed President Alpha Conde’s palace.
This resulted in hours of reported gunfire and subsequently the cancellation of Guinea’s World Cup qualifier football match against Morocco.
The terrifying coup has led to Guinea’s borders closing which initially left the Morocco squad stranded in a hotel nearby.
Though their hotel was close to the heart of the coup, fortunately, they have since been granted permission to leave.
However, the Guinea squad remains stranded in the military-occupied country, according to The Telegraph.
Politics and Football Today – Keita Is Stuck after Guinea’s Military Coup
Naby Keita, a Reds player, is one of the Guinea national team footballers whose future is uncertain.
And Liverpool have confirmed that they are looking into ways to bring the 26-year-old back to Anfield safely from Guinea.
“We are in constant contact with Naby and have had regular communication via his national team management,” a Liverpool spokesperson confirmed.
The Reds’ statement further said: “We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for.
“Obviously 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.”