Guinea Bissau President Forgives Players For AFCON Exit, Demands Part Refund

Interim President of Guinea, Mamady Doumbouya, has forgiven the country’s national men’s football team for crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in a 1-0 loss to the Gambia but wants a partial refund for the games not players competition.

President of Guinea Bissau  says that his utmost intention was to encourage the national football team , having understood that building teams take time.

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In his statement Expressing his utmost disappointment with the team performance at the AFCON tournament he said.

“Latest on Guinea 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,” Ghanian sports journalist Saddik Adams tweeted on Wednesday.

Mr Doumbouya previously said the team will refund the state’s money if they failed to win the cup. The Guinea elephants, however, crashed out of the competition on Monday.

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