Guineans upset by inverted flag at CHAN opener

Guineans upset by inverted flag at CHAN opener
Mohamed Thiam of Guinea misses goal against Akram Elhadi Salim of Sudan during the 2018 Chan football game between Guinea and Sudan at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 14 January 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018. 12:00

The Guinean party have expressed their dissatisfaction with having their flag inverted during the national anthems for their opening African Nations Championship match.

Guinea began their Group A campaign with a 2-1 loss to Sudan at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday.

To add insult to injury, their children carrying the Guinea flag for the anthems before the match held the banner upside down.

This meant that it displayed as green, yellow and red, which is the flag of Mali rather than Guinea.

According to Casablanca media outlet Al Masae, the Guinean delegation have urged CAF to ensure that the mistake is not repeated in their second Group A match against hosts Morocco this evening.

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