Guinea accuses Nigeria of deliberately injuring Naby Keita
Guinea star player, Naby Keita is doubtful for their crucial last group game at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations against Burundi tomorrow after he suffered an injury in the very physical encounter against the Super Eagles, reports allnigeriasoccer.com.
Keita’s ailment is a recurrence of a groin injury he suffered during the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League against Barcelona on May 1.
In the first half, the former RB Leipzig midfielder was in pains after a clash of legs with Kenneth Omeruo and he went down again after a challenge by Wilfred Ndidi before he subbed out in the 70th minute.
In a statement yesterday, the Guinean Football Federation blasted the Super Eagles players for injuring Keita.
“The victim of several blows against Nigeria, Naby Keita saw the doctor on Thursday,” FEGUIFOOT stated.
“Although there is no serious injury, Naby is very uncertain for the match against Burundi.
“He was left at the hotel to continue receiving treatment, while the rest of the squad trained on Friday.’’
Kenneth Omeruo scored the game-winning goal for the Super Eagles three minutes after Keita was forced off injured.