PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – Guinea star gets a new nickname

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Naby Keita – Guinea star gets a new nickname
Leipzig's Naby Keita celebrates scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group G soccer match between RB Leipzig and Besiktas Istanbul in Leipzig, Germany, 06 December 2017. EPA/FILIP SINGER

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Apr 05, 2018. 16:00

Ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg clash against Olympique Marseille, Guinea and RB Leizpig midfielder Naby Keita has gotten himself a new nickname.

The Syli Nationale international is set to feature for the German Bundesliga giants as they welcome the French Ligue 1 side on Thursday.

As they want a spot in the semi-finals, manager Ralph Hesenhuttl will pin his hopes on the midfielder who had a great game against Hanover in the Bunbesliga last weekend.

Die Roten Bullen bagged a 3-2 win and Keita was outstanding as he played the full 90 minutes away last Saturday.

However, ahead of the clash set for Thursday at Red Bull Arena, the club’s fans will be expected to shout Keita’s new nickname ‘Baby Keith’ whenever he touches the ball.

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