Guinea national football team
Syli Nationale |
|Association||Fédération Guinéenne de Football|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Paul Put|
|Most caps||Pascal Feindouno (93)|
|Top scorer||Pascal Feindouno (30)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 28 Septembre|
|Current||65 2 (20 September 2018)|
|Highest||22 (August 2006, January 2007)|
|Lowest||123 (May 2003)|
|Current||93 (20 August 2018)|
|Lowest||125 (June 1996)|
Togo 2–1 Guinea |
(Togo; 9 May 1962)
Guinea 14–0 Mauritania |
(Guinea; 20 May 1972)
Zaire 6–0 Guinea |
(Zaire; 2 July 1972)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 1976|
The Guinea national football team, nicknamed Syli nationale (National Elephants), is the national team of Guinea and is controlled by the Fédération Guinéenne de Football. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments (2004, 2006, 2008, 2015).
- 1 History
- 2 Competition records
- 3 Results and fixtures
- 4 Personnel
- 5 Players
- 6 Records
- 7 Coaches
- 8 Team honours
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Guinea made their footballing debut in an away friendly on 9 May 1962, losing 2–1 against Togo. In 1963, Guinea entered its first qualification campaign for an Africa Cup of Nations, the 1963 tournament in Ghana. Drawn in a two-legged qualifier against Nigeria, Guinea drew the first leg 2–2 away on 27 July, and on 6 October won 1–0 at home to win 3–2 on aggregate. They were later disqualified for using Guinean officials in the second leg, and Nigeria went through to the finals in their place. In 1965, Guinea entered qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and was placed in Group A with Senegal and Mali. On 28 February they lost 2–0 in Senegal before beating them 3–0 at home on 31 March, Senegal's win over Mali allowed them to qualify instead of Guinea.
In 2001 FIFA expelled the country from the qualification process of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and 2002 African Cup of Nations due to government interference in football. Momo Sylla was to blame for this. They returned to international action in September 2002 after a two-year ban from competition. In the 2004 African Cup of Nations Guinea reached the quarter finals, scoring the first goal against Mali before ultimately losing 2–1, conceding the winning goal in the last minute of the match. Guinea reached the quarter final stage again in the 2006 tournament, taking the lead against Senegal before losing 3–2. 2008 saw Guinea reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for a third successive tournament, only to suffer a 5–0 defeat against Côte d'Ivoire.
In 2012 Guinea beat Botswana 6–1 in the group stage of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, becoming the first side to score six goals in an Africa Cup of Nations game since Côte d'Ivoire in 1970. The team subsequently exited the tournament at the group stage after a draw against Ghana.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1970||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1974||Did not qualify||4||1||1||2||6||5|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations
|Africa Cup of Nations record|
|1965||Did not qualify|
|1972||Did not qualify|
|1978||Did not qualify|
|1982||Did not qualify|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2000||Did not qualify|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|2013||Did not qualify|
|2017||Did not qualify|
|2019||To be determined|
|2023||Qualified as host|
- Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
|African Games record|
|1991–present||See Guinea national under-23 football team|
Results and fixtures
|4 September 2017 2018 FIFA WCQ||Libya||1–0||Guinea||Monastir, Tunisia|
||Report||Stadium: Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet
Referee: Abou Coulibaly (Ivory Coast)
|10 September 2017 2017 WAFU Nations Cup 1st round||Guinea||2–1||Guinea-Bissau||Cape Coast, Ghana|
||Stadium: Cape Coast Sports Stadium
Referee: Kouassi Fredéric Biro (Ivory Coast)
|14 September 2017 2017 WAFU Nations Cup GS||Ghana||2–0||Guinea||Cape Coast, Ghana|
|18:00 GMT||Report||Stadium: Cape Coast Sports Stadium
Referee: Yanissou Bebou (Togo)
|16 September 2017 2017 WAFU Nations Cup GS||Guinea||0–0||Nigeria||Cape Coast, Ghana|
|15:00 GMT||Report||Stadium: Cape Coast Sports Stadium
Referee: Daouda Gueye (Senegal)
|18 September 2017 2017 WAFU Nations Cup GS||Guinea||1–1||Mali||Elmina, Ghana|
||Report||Stadium: Nduom Sports Stadium
Referee: Boukari Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso)
|7 October 2017 2018 FIFA WCQ||Guinea||1–4||Tunisia||Conakry, Guinea|
||Report||Stadium: Stade du 28 Septembre
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|11 November 2017 2018 FIFA WCQ||DR Congo||3–1||Guinea||Kinshasa, DR Congo|
||Stadium: Stade des Martyrs
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
|9 September 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Guinea||1–0||Central African Republic||Conakry, Guinea|
|16:30 GMT||Soumah 65'||Report||Stadium: Stade du 28 Septembre
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
|22 March 2019 2019 AFCONQ||Central African Republic||v||Guinea||Central African Republic|
|Head Coach||Paul Put|
|Assistant Coach||Thierry Pister|
|Assistant Coach II||Koivogui Koly|
|Physical Trainer||De Mayer Fréderic|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Frix Nicolas Robert|
|Team Docter||Volcke Pieter Geert|
|Physiotherapist||Fumière Kristof Charles|
|Physiotherapist II||Bracke Frederick Raymond|
|Intendant||Ousmane Decazi Camara|
|Team Coordinator||Kaba Diawara|
|Security Officer||Jean Paul Camara|
|Media Officer||Ibrahima Dbeck Diallo|
The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Central African Republic on 9 September 2018.
Caps and goals updated as of 9 September 2018, after the game against Mauritania.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Naby Yattara||12 January 1984||62||0||Excelsior|
|16||GK||Aly Keita||8 December 1986||0||0||Östersund|
|22||GK||Ibrahim Koné||5 December 1989||1||0||Pau|
|3||DF||Issiaga Sylla||1 January 1994||40||1||Toulouse|
|4||DF||Ibrahima Conté||3 April 1996||5||0||Lorient|
|5||DF||Ernest Seka||22 June 1987||1||0||Nancy|
|13||DF||Mohamed Ali Camara||28 August 1997||1||0||Hapoel Ra'anana|
|14||DF||Ousmane Sidibé||23 April 1985||4||0||Béziers|
|20||DF||Baissama Sankoh||20 March 1992||16||0||Caen|
|DF||Sékou Condé||9 June 1993||12||0||Amkar Perm|
|DF||Pa Konate||25 April 1994||0||0||Cincinnati|
|7||MF||Mady Camara||28 February 1997||1||0||Olympiacos|
|8||MF||Ibrahima Cissé||28 February 1994||0||0||Fulham|
|15||MF||Naby Keïta||10 February 1995||30||5||Liverpool|
|17||MF||Boubacar Fofana||6 November 1989||18||0||Gaz Metan|
|MF||Alkhaly Bangoura||8 January 1996||10||1||Étoile du Sahel|
|MF||Paye Camara||20 December 1995||1||0||Horoya|
|19||FW||Lass Bangoura||30 March 1992||34||4||Almería|
|2||FW||Mohamed Yattara||28 July 1993||28||9||Auxerre|
|9||FW||José Kanté||27 September 1990||4||0||Legia Warszawa|
|10||FW||François Kamano||2 May 1996||22||4||Bordeaux|
|11||FW||Idrissa Sylla||3 December 1990||26||5||Queens Park Rangers|
|18||FW||Seydouba Soumah||11 June 1991||27||8||Partizan|
|FW||Sory Kaba||10 April 1995||2||0||Elche|
The following players have been called up for Guinea in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Abdoulaye Sylla||2 February 1995||5||0||Hafia||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|GK||Moussa Traoré||5 August 1995||1||0||CD Mirandés||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|GK||Abdul Aziz Keita||17 June 1990||23||0||Buildcon||v. Tunisia, 7 October 2017|
|GK||Aboubacar Camara||1 June 1993||3||0||CD Huétor Tájar||v. Libya, September 2017|
|DF||Florentin Pogba||19 August 1990||21||0||Gençlerbirliği||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|DF||Losseni Keita||1 April 1984||0||0||Wiltz||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|DF||Alsény Bangoura||1 October 1993||24||0||Horoya||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|DF||Alsény Camara||1 June 1996||7||0||Horoya||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|DF||Ibrahima Aminata Condé||5 February 1998||7||0||Horoya||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|DF||Fousseni Bamba||19 April 1990||2||0||Chornomorets Odesa||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|DF||Lamin Diallo||31 August 1991||0||0||Mladost Doboj||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|MF||Sadio Diallo||28 December 1990||36||8||Hatayspor||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|MF||Kévin Constant||15 May 1987||28||5||Sion||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|MF||Ibrahima Sory Sankhon||1 January 1996||27||6||Horoya||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|MF||Ibrahima Traoré||21 April 1988||42||8||Borussia Mönchengladbach||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|MF||Guy Landel||7 July 1990||16||2||Alanyaspor||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|MF||Ousmane Baldé||31 December 1989||7||0||Vereya||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|MF||Joël Lamah||4 April 1987||3||0||Petrojet||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|MF||Ibrahima Conté||3 April 1991||41||2||Oostende||v. Tunisia, 7 October 2017|
|MF||Simon Feindouno||15 August 1985||2||0||Al-Arabi||v. Libya, September 2017|
|MF||Moustapha Kouyaté||3 March 1994||0||0||Akanda||v. Libya, September 2017|
|FW||Bengali-Fodé Koita||21 October 1990||0||0||Kasımpaşa||v. Mauritania, 24 March 2018|
|FW||Karamokoba Keita||15 April 1994||1||1||Beitar Tel Aviv||v. DR Congo, 11 November 2017|
|FW||Demba Camara||7 November 1994||12||3||Anorthosis Famagusta||v. Tunisia, 7 October 2017|
|FW||Mohamed Mara||12 December 1996||3||0||Lorient||v. Tunisia, 7 October 2017|
|FW||Lonsana Doumbouya||26 September 1990||2||0||PT Prachuap||v. Libya, September 2017|
DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- As of 9 September 2018
- Players in bold text are still active with Guinea.
- Petre Moldoveanu (1975–1977)
- Serge Devèze (1992–1993)
- Boro Primorac (1994)
- Mykhaylo Fomenko (1994)
- Volodymyr Muntyan (1995–1998)
- Henri Stambouli (1998–99)
- Bruno Metsu (2000)
- Bernard Simondi (2000–01)
- Michel Dussuyer (2002–2004)
- Patrice Neveu (2004–06)
- Robert Nouzaret (2006–09)
- Titi Camara (2009)
- Mamadi Souaré (2009–10)
- Michel Dussuyer (2010–15)
- Luis Fernández (2015–16)
- Lappé Bangoura (2016–2018)
- Paul Put (2018–)
Last updated 14 August 2017
- Runners-up (1): 1976
Other Tournaments and Cups
- Amilcar Cabral Cup
- Champions (5): 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 2005
- Runners-up (1): 1989
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- Petre Moldoveanu who won the CAF Champions League in 1975 with Hafia Football Club was appointed manager of Guinea and led his side to the 1976 African Cup of Nations finals.
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