Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, Guinea’s interim head of state, has stated that the country’s national football team must win the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosted by Cameroon or the team will have to repay the money invested in them.
“Bring back the trophy or bring back the money we invested in you. Period,” Mr Doumbouya said during the send-off ceremony for the players on Tuesday.
The National Elephants, led by Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, are in Group B with Malawi, Senegal, and Zimbabwe for the competition, which starts on January 9.
Their best-ever performance at the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1976, when they finished second to Morocco in the final group stage of the competition.