Guinea’s President, Mamadi Doumbouya has told the players representing the country in the African Cup of Nations that they’d either win the tournament or return the money that has been spent on them.
Doumbouya became the country’s president after he led a coup d’etat that toppled Alpha Conde and his government on September 5.
The best AFCON outing the African country has ever had was in 1976.
In that game, they had finished runners-up to Morocco to feature in the final group stage.
“Bring back the trophy or bring back the money we invested in you. Period,” Mamadi was quoted as saying.
It is worthy of note that Guinea has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals.
The closest they have been was the quarter-finals stages on four occasions this century, most recently in 2015.