Guinea football association has expressed their gratitude to Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita for putting his private jet at the disposal of the national team.
Following the decision by the French authorities to allow foreign players leave for international assignments without confinement upon return, Guinean players in France were free to move but encountered logistic problems until Keita came to their rescue by sending his plane, according to the FA.
Defenders Issiaga Sylla of Lens, Ibrahima Sory Conté of Niort and French Ligue 2 current top scorer Mohamed Bayo of Clermont were the first beneficiaries of the kind gesture.
Saint-Etienne central defender Saidou Sow and Paris FC’s Ousmane Kanté could not make the trip after their clubs refused to release them.
Keita himself will be available for the first game against Mali in Conakry on Wednesday March 24 but will not play a part in the Namibia tie on Sunday March 28 due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Guinea need at least four points from both matches to join already qualified Mali as the two toppers of Group A.