Naby Keita’s Family House Attacked by Angry Youths

Police in Conakry have confirmed that Keita’s family home in Guinea was besieged by angry youths at the weekend, BBC Sport reports.

A police source said: “We sent a team of policemen to a house at Coleah in Conakry to restore calm after some youths attempted acts of riotous conduct in a house believed to be the family home of footballer Naby Keita.”

Local media reported that the youths were venting frustration at one of Keita’s relatives who they believed had performed witchcraft, affecting the Liverpool star’s Nations Cup performances and increasing his recent spate of injuries.

Guinean press said Keita had denounced those “who want to divide his family”.

Meanwhile, Naby Keita has left the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt to fly to Liverpool to be assessed by doctors at the Premier League club.

The 24-year-old came into the tournament short of match fitness after suffering a serious groin injury.

Keita flew to England from Cairo on Sunday night after Guinea beat Burundi 2-0 to reach the knockout stages with hopes that he will rejoin the squad in Egypt on Wednesday.