Naby Keita reportedly leaves AFCON 2019 after injury against Nigeria

Naby Keita reportedly leaves AFCON 2019 after injury against Nigeria, Fred Kennedy
July 2, 2019 at 8:29 AM

- Naby Keita has reportedly left Egypt which is the venue for the AFCON 2019

- He sustained an injury against the Super Eagles in Guinea's second Group B tie

- Keita is now said to have been flown back to Liverpool for proper assessment

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has reportedly left the Guinea squad who are playing at the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt for a return to his club after sustaining an injury.

The 24-year-old who is the captain of his national team sustained a thigh injury while facing the Super Eagles of Nigeria in AFCON 2019 Group B encounter.

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Keita was left on the bench in Guinea's third game in Group B against Burundi which they won 2-0, with the west Africa nation keen not to take any risks.

He was reportedly consulted by a Liverpool doctor before the encounter and it is now claimed that he has left Egypt to be assessed further in England.

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According to the report on UK Mirror citing Journalist Amadou Makadji, Keita left Egypt on Sunday evening, June 30, via a private jet to Liverpool.

Meanwhile, his country will have to wait to see if they can qualify as one of the four best losers as they currently sit third in Group B with four points.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.
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