Guinea: Ibrahima Cissé reacts after the insults against the coach, “It was my friend who wrote that”

Ibrahima Cissé returned to the serious insults against his coach Kaba Diawara, after being snubbed from the list of 27 players chosen to represent Syli National at the next 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Like Angola, Burkina Faso and Namibia, Guinea coach Kaba Diawara revealed on Saturday his list of players selected for the next African Cup of Nations. A 34th edition which will take place from January 13 to February 11, 2024. International 20 times, Ibrahima Cissé, was left aside by Kaba Diawara for his list. A decision by the coach, which brought the Ural player off his hinges.

“This shitty coach. You have to insult your mother to this coach (he’s not even a coach). This country works backwards. Never seen. Zero consistency. I’m not in the mood, people who are going to come and defend this coach, I’m going to insult his mother and block him,” we can read on the Snapchat account of the player who played for Standard de Liège.

Ibrahim Cissé makes his mea-culpa

Having realized his temper tantrum, the defensive midfielder made amends during his appearance on the Guinean channel CIS TV. “What happened yesterday wasn’t me who wrote it. It was my friend who wrote,” he tried to justify himself. “I deleted it but people had already captured it. But I accept and I ask forgiveness from Kaba Diawara with whom I have a good relationship, forgiveness from the coach and the people of Guinea ,” he added.

Guinea was not varnished during the draw

Guinea was not varnished during the draw ceremony for the group stage of this 34th edition of the African Cup. Syli National was drawn into the death group of the competition, accompanied by Senegal, Cameroon and finally Gambia.


After being eliminated in the round of 16 of the last edition by Gambia Kaba Diawara and her men will surely want to do better than the previous edition. But for that, we will first have to get rid of Senegal, the defending champion and World Cup winner in Qatar, Cameroon, third in the last edition at home, and also Gambia, which will not be an easy opponent either.

Kaba Diawara will still be able to rely on experienced players such as Naby Keita, Serhou Guirassy, ​​Morgan Guilavogui and François Kamano.

The 25 Guineans selected for the CAN

Aly Keita
Moussa Camara
Ibrahim Koné

Antoine Conté
Ibrahima Diakité
Issiagha Sylla
Sékou Oumar Sylla
Mouctar Diakhaby
Julien Janvier
Saidou Sow
Mohamed Aly Camara

Amadou Diawara
Seydouba Cissé
Aguibou Camara
Naby Keita
Aboudoulaye Touré
Mory Konaté
Moriba Kourouma
Karim Cissé

François Kamano
Morgan Guilavogui
Serhou Guirassy
Mohamed Bayo
José Martinez Kanté
Facinet Conté 

Fousseni Diawara to accompany Kaba Diawara

Fousseni Diawara

In addition to his executives, coach Kaba Diawara will also be able to count on Fousseni Diawara, appointed assistant coach of Guinea. The former Mali coach, who will therefore accompany the Syli coach during the CAN, spoke of the pressure that accompanies such responsibility, “I am ready to give everything, I did it with Mali. So the Guineans opened the door for me, it’s up to me to give them back this confidence, particularly to the coach Kaba Diawara whom I thank, to incorporate him into the technical staff of Syli. Fousseni Diawara says he is ready to put his expertise at the service of the national Syli and to contribute to the success of the team in future competitions.

“Of course, you have to be ambitious when you go into this kind of competition, you are ready to do something, you play for a whole people. So obviously there is ambition, we have to give ourselves the means to achieve these ambitions. It requires good preparation, it requires a state of mind of the group in particular, the solidarity of everyone,” said Fouss.

As a reminder, Guinea will enter the competition on January 15, 2024, against Cameroon of Rigobert Song.

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