AFCON Liverpool’s Naby Keita scores for Guinea in win over Rwanda

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita showed flashes of brilliance ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals when he scored for Guinea in the 2-0 win over Rwanda on Thursday.

France-based Clermont FC forward Mohamed Lamine Bayo put Guinea ahead with a 25th minute finish in the friendly played at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali.

Nine minutes later, Keita made sure of the win when he scored at the end of a counterattack for the visitors who also beat Rwanda 3-0 in another friendly played on Monday. Keita missed that match.

Guinea are now flying out to Cameroon ahead of their Group B opening match for AFCON in Cameroon against the Flames of Malawi on Monday.

The Syli Nationale are in Group B alongside Senegal, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Group B AFCON fixtures:

10 January 2022

Senegal v Zimbabwe

Guinea v Malawi

14 January 2022

Senegal vGuinea

Malawi v Zimbabwe

18 January 2022

Malawi v Senegal

Zimbabwe v Guinea

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