Guinea president demands refund from national team after crashing out of AFCON
Interim President of Guinea, Mamady Doumbouya, has forgiven the country’s national men’s football team for crashing out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Cameroon, but wants a partial refund for the games not played in the competition.
The National Elephants suffered a 1-0 loss to the Gambia in the round of 16 on Monday.
The president held a meeting with the Guinea football team after they returned home, where praised them for their performance and also told them he has forgiven them for not winning the tournament.
According to Doumbouya, his utmost intention was to encourage them, having understood that building teams take time.
“President Mamady Doumbouya has forgiven the team. Says his ultimatum was just to encourage them. He understands team building takes time.
“But the money given to the team covered QF, Semi-final, and final games and that must be returned to the state coffers,” Ghanaian sports journalist Saddik Adams tweeted on Wednesday.