Didier Six hit with second defeat under Guinea

Didier Six hit with second defeat under Guinea
Ernest Seka Boka of Guinea clears ball from Alexander Iwobi of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria on the 26 June 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Oct 16, 2019. 11:00

Guinea let a first half lead slip and went down for a second time in two matches under new coach Didier Six as they lost 3-2 to Chile in Alicante, Spain on Tuesday in a friendly international.

Ibrahim Sory Conte had the Syli Nationale, who were beaten 1-0 by Comoros Islands at the weekend, ahead but in the end Chile triumphed to snap a streak of seven games without success.

Conte’s goal came after 35 minutes at the end of range of sweeping passes for a Guinea side who had to do without captain Ibrahima Traore, Liverpool’s Naby Keita, Mady Camara and Amadou Diawara.

Chile improved in the second half and swept into the lead with three goals in a 10-minute spell.

First Jean Meneses buried a rebound after Ali Keita had saved Arturo Vidal’s shot in the 63rd minute and then Felipe Mora made it 2-1 with 20 minutes to go.

A Vidal penalty then extended the lead for the South Americans after a foul from Julian Jeanvier.

But Guinea fought back to reduce the deficit when Sory Kaba set up Ibrahima Camara to beat Claudio Bravo in the Chile goal.

Bravo made a reflex save in stoppage time from Kamaso Mara to deny Guinea a late equaliser.

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