AFCON 2019: Naby Keita’s Home Attacked By Angry Youths, Accuse Family Of Witchcraft

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Naby Keita’s house in Conakry, Guinea, was attacked by angry youths over the weekend; reports have it that frustrated football fans while staging a protest at the home of the Liverpool star, Naby Keita in Conakry, they attempted to perform acts of violence which led to the intervention of a team of policemen who brought the situation under relative control.

Naby Keita who has been having a series of mishaps in his carrier recently could not participate in the ongoing AFCON 2019 due to one of these unavoidable problems, and putting on their African reasoning hats, the frustrated fans saw the hands of witches all over Naby Keita’s travails and then decided to take laws into their hands and dispatch justice to the perceived witches.

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The frustrated group was reported to have accused Keita’s relatives of witchery, blaming them for Naby Keita’s woes.

“We sent a team of policemen to a house at Coleah in Conakry to restore calm after some youths attempted acts of riotous conduct in a house believed to be the family home of footballer Naby Keita,” a police source based in Conakry said as per the BBC.

Keita, on his part, has denounced those who he claims to “want to divide his family”. Naby Keita is reported to be back in Egypt from Liverpool on Wednesday, recall that last Sunday, the former RB Leipzig midfielder was flown to Liverpool for further examinations by club doctors, following his inability to participate in Guinea’s last Africa Cup of Nations group stage match against Burundi.

During the semifinal match against Barcelona on May 1, the 24-year-old was reported to have suffered a groin injury and was initially ruled out of Guinea’s AFCON team in Egypt, but when Keita began to show signs of quick recovery, he was thus included in Paul Put’s AFCON bound squad.

Keita was unable to play in any of Guinea’s pre-tournament warm-up games, he also started the opening game against Madagascar from the bench but was called in at the 62nd minute of the encounter. However; during second group game against Nigeria, the Liverpool midfielder was Syli Nationale’s startup team, but his health condition meant that he had to struggle throughout the game to cope with the intensity of the clash, in the 71st minute; when it became very obvious that he had reached his limit, he was replaced by Lass Bangoura, during Guinea’s 2-0 win over Burundi Keita was also a substitute who did not play.

Guinea will face Algeria in Cairo in a Round of 16 fixture on Sunday.

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