Good news from Guinea, as Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara has been able to leave the country following an armed coup and on a flight to Italy.
There was meant to be a 2022 World Cup qualifier between Guinea and Morocco on Monday, but it was postponed when on Sunday morning an armed group staged a coup d’etat in the West African country, deposing the President.
Morocco national team manages to leave Guinea amid coup
The two teams were then stranded in the capital Conakry while rival factions were shooting guns outside.
Morocco managed to get on a plane by Sunday night, but the Guinea squad was still stuck in its hotel.
Fortunately, they too have now been able to leave their hotels and get on the plane headed towards Europe.
The Roma midfielder confirmed as much with a post on Instagram Stories of him on the flight, showing gratitude.
Diawara is expected to land in Rome tomorrow after changing flight.
Le Président de la FEGUIFOOT, Antonio Souaré, a rendu visite aux joueurs et encadreurs du Syli National dans la matinée de ce lundi 06 septembre.
Objectif : organiser le retour des joueurs dans leurs clubs respectifs, après le report du match Guinée vs Maroc.#SYLI#FIFAWCQ2022 pic.twitter.com/522WTVUARe
— Fédération Guinéenne de Football (@FEGUIFOOT69) September 6, 2021