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Liverpool Guinean Star Naby Keita Flown Out Of The Country Amid Military Coup

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Liverpool Guinean midfield maestro, Naby Keita has reportedly been flown out of Guinea and on his way to the UK amid the recent military coup in his home country. Naby Keita

This is coming barely a day after Liverpool said they were in touch with authorities to ensure Naby Keita’s safe return back to the club.
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Naby Keita was in Guinea to represent his national team, who were supposed to host Morroco in a World Cup qualifier on Monday, September 6, but due to the Coup D’etat in the county led by Col Mamady Doumbouya, of the Special Armed Forces, the game was postponed as a curfew was declared in the country while all of the country’s borders were closed both lands, water, and air.

A statement from Liverpool on Monday read: “We are in constant contact with Naby (Keita) and have had regular communication via his national team management.
“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.”

Moroccan players were also able to get on a flight to their home country.

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Morocco coach Vahid Halilhodzic told French newspaper L’Equipe on Sunday that they could hear “gunshots…nearby all day”.
“The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by FIFA and CAF,” a FIFA statement read.
“To ensure the safety and security of all players and to protect all match officials, FIFA and CAF have decided to postpone the match.
“Rescheduling information will be made available at a later date.”

Soldiers claimed on national television that they had dissolved the government and closed all land and air borders.
Naby Keita’s club was reassured that the 26-year-old was safe and can now safely relax as he is on his way out of Guinea, according to journalist Carl Markham.

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