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Clermont Foot: “Momo” Bayo waited in Auvergne this Tuesday following the coup in Guinea

The coup in Guinea triggered a collateral sufferer: soccer. Compromised within the qualifying rounds for the Qatar World Cup in December 2022; the Guinean staff couldn’t play their second match scheduled for Monday in Conakry in opposition to Morocco.


Just lately launched into the worldwide journey; the younger Clermontois Mohamed Bayo remained confined within the Sheraton Lodge within the Guinean capital along with his companions whereas the coup plotters and their chief of the notable forces determined to establish the nation beneath cowl.

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Whereas President Alpha Condé (83); re-elected final  yr for a 3rd time period; was arrested; FIFA took word of the scenario with the closure of air and land borders. Clearly; the Guinea – Morocco match couldn’t be performed in an insurrectionary local weather.

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As quickly because the coup was introduced; telephones heated up; after all; between France and West Africa. In a short time; as soon as the stupor had handed and past the official protests (France; USA; UN); the board despatched appeasement guarantees this Monday; asserting the reopening of the nation overseas and giving guarantees as they handed. To traders (Guinea is a serious participant within the bauxite market).

A aircraft chartered by French golf equipment

Bayo was qualified to talk remotely with managers and a few teammates. 5 French golf equipment (Nantes; Saint-Étienne; Toulouse and Sochaux along with CF63) confronted the equivalent downside. Abroad; the Greek formation of Olympiakos Piraeus has solely three gamers affected by this mess.

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The French golf equipment gain agreed to mount a aircraft able to repatriating this quintet from Tuesday. In keeping with a supply near Clermont Foot; if all goes based on region; the machine ought to land in France and gamers will discover their properties this Tuesday evening or Tuesday evening to Wednesday on the newest.

As for -Momo– Bayo; he ought to lengthy bear in mind what ought to gain been his third decide. It additionally stays to be seen what psychological state he might be in when his staff has to problem PSG (this Saturday at 5pm) on the Parc des Princes.

Following a draw (1-1) in opposition to Equatorial Guinea in a disputed match on a impartial floor in Nouakchott (Mauritania).

Valery Lefort

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