Ibrahima Sory Sankhon of Guinea celebrates goal with teammates
Tuesday Jan 23, 2018. 10:30
Following their 2018 CAF African Nations Championship tournament exit, Guinea coach Ibrahima Sory admits it was a tough tournament in Morocco.
The Syli Nationale lost two of their Group matches against Sudan and the Atlas Lions as they occupy the third spot in the group.
However, they managed to exit the showpiece with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Mauritania on Sunday in Marrakech.
“I dedicate this victory to my friend and brother, Kanfory Lappe Bangoura, who was relieved of his duties just after our loss to Morocco,” said Sory.
“Today (Sunday), we played in his honour. We’ve had many difficulties. After losses to Sudan and Morocco, we thank God for this victory.
“It was tough mentally for the Guinean players, because they revolted and didn’t want to play following the dismissal of Bangoura.
“There were many talks for them to rescind the decision, and it really affected our performance. We won 1-0 but mentally we were not up the level.
“We could have killed the game in the first 15 minutes, but looks like we were satisfied with just one goal.”