English Premier League top side Liverpool has dropped an update on their player Naby Keita who went for international duty and was held up in the country due to a coup. Liverpool said they are “satisfied that Naby Keita is safe and well” as they work to get him out of Guinea.
Liverpool Confirms Naby Kaita’s Safety in Guinea
The 26-year-old was representing his country in a World Cup qualifier against Morocco on Monday. Guinea was to play Morocco in their World Cup qualifier, but the match was postponed because of the coup. They were heavy gunfire near the presidential palace, with an attempted coup taking place in the capital Conakry.
Liverpool spokesman said the club was in “constant contact” with Keita. The spokesperson also said: “We have had regular communication via his national team management,” said the club spokesman in a statement to the PA news agency.”
“We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for. 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.”
Some security personals escorted the Morocco squad to the airport to leave the country. Morocco Vahid Halilhodzic told French media agency L’Equipe that he could hear gunfire almost every day as his squad members and staff waited for safe passage out of the country.
Once the flight had landed in Rabat, Paris St-Germain full-back Achraf Hakimi took to his Twitter and twitted: “Thank you all for the messages and the support. It has been a very intense day but thank God we are safe and sound in Morocco.”