Guinea booked their 13th appearance in the African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Mali in their penultimate Group A fixture.
Naby Keita features as Guinea qualify for AFCON
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita captained Didier Six’s Guinea team. He was on parade for the entire duration of the game as Seydouba Soumah’s 75th-minute goal separated both teams at the Stade du 28 Septembre on Wednesday.
Although we have seen Guinea qualify for next year’s tournament, they currently sit second after gathering 11 points from five games.
The Syli Nationale have a chance of ending the qualifying series as Group A leaders if they beat already eliminated Namibia in their final group match on March 28.
Mali occupies the top spot with 13 points from six matches after being awarded a 3-0 victory over disqualified Chad.
Keita is now the second Liverpool player to have qualified for AFCON 2022, after Sadio Mane and Senegal became the first country to reach the continental showpiece last November.