Guinea Include Injured Nabby Keita in Provisional Squad
Injured Liverpool midfielder Nabby Keita, 24, has been named in Guinea's provisional squad for this year's Africa Cup of Nations.
Coach Paul Put has called up 25 players to attend a training camp between 7-19 June.
Keita suffered a groin injury at the beginning of this month in UEFA Champions League's semi-final first leg defeat to Barcelona in Camp Nou and has not played since.
But his club have said he could recover in time to play at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
FC Paris defender Kante, another player who is returning from injury, has not been included but has been given some hope of being selected for the 24-team tournament, which begins on 21 June.
The coach will name his final 23-man squad on 15 June which is the deadline for submission of the final 23-man squads to the tournament organizers.
Guinea are in Group B with Nigeria, Burundi and Madagascar at the finals in Egypt.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019 in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia.
Guinea provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Naby Moussa Yattara (Paulhan-Pezenas / France) – Camara Moussa (Horoya / Guinea) – Ibrahim Kone (Pau / France)- Keita Ally (Ostersunds/Sweden)
Defenders: Dysteam Bertil (AO Xanthi / Greece) – Seka Boka (Nancy / France) – Jeanvier Julian (Brentford / England) – Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse / France) – Fallete Augustin (Frankfurt / Luxembourg) – Camara Fode (Ajjacio / France) -Baissama Sankoh (Caen / France)
Midfielders: Naby Keita (Leipzig / Germany) – Ibrahima Cisse (Fulham / England) – Camara Paye (Horoya/ Guinea) – Camara Mohammed (Olyimpiacos / Greece) – Cisse Ibrahim (FC Fulham / England)
Strikers: Mohamed Lamine Yattara (Auxerre / France) – Traore Ibrahim (Auxerre / France) – Kaba Sory (Elche / Spain) – Kamano Francois (Bordeaux / France) – Syla Idrissa (Zulte Wkagerem / Belgium) – Koita Jose-Martinez (Gymnastic de Tarrag / Spain), Koita Fode (Kassimpasa/Belgium)