Morlaye Sylla Dropped From Guinea 2023 AFCON Team After Accusing Manager Of Stealing Jersey He Swapped With Vinicius Jr.

Guinean midfielder Morlaye Sylla has been dropped from the squad that will play at the 2023 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast reports.

Morlaye Sylla will not be at the 2023 AFCON tournament after accusing Guinea national te coach Diawara and teammates of stealing a jersey he swapped with Brazilian and Real Madrid playmaker Vinicius Jr.

Morlaye Sylla accuse coach of stealing his swapped jersey from Vinicius Jr
Sylla and Vinicius Jr

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Morlaye Sylla dropped from Guinea squad for the 2023 AFCON

Morlaye and Vinicius swapped jersey back in June after a friendly match that saw the former world champions beat Guinea 4:1.

Trouble started when the jersey vanished in the Guinea national team dressing room short after all the players, coaches and staff entered the room.

Angered by the disappearance of the jersey, Morlaye Sylla accused initially accused his teammates of stealing the jersey.

And when he has searched his colleagues and still do not find the jersey, he switched attention to his manager Diawara. It got so intense that he ransacked the dressing room, without finding the jersey.

Guinea coach, Diawara

Reports confirmed that the 25-year-old is yet to apologise to his coach and teammates after the incident.

And it seems his exclusion from the AFCON squad is a disciplinary measure against what he did to his colleagues and manager back in June.

Reacting to the report, NPFLUpdates in-house analyst, Mr Best, argued that Morlaye need not trade his AFCON chances with ego.

According to the football expert, Morlaye should as a matter if urgency apologise to the necessary bodies, so he can save his career.

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“He(Morlaye Sylla) should as a matter if urgency apologise to parties involved. I mean he wouldn’t trade his AFCON chances with anything; he has to bring down his ego and apologise to his manager,” he said.

“Clubs are monitoring what’s happening, and that decision not to apologise may affect his career. You never can tell.”

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