Guinea's Guirassy declared fit for Senegal clash

Ahram Online , Monday 22 Jan 2024

Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy will be available for Guinea's upcoming match against Senegal on Tuesday, as confirmed by coach Kaba Diawara on Monday.

Serhou Guirassy
VfB Stuttgart s Guinean forward #09 Serhou Guirassy shoots the ball to score the during the German Bundesliga match against VfL Wolfsburg in Stuttgart on Oct. 7, 2023. AFP


Guirassy has fully recovered from a thigh injury that had sidelined him for Guinea's previous two matches against Cameroon (1-1) and Gambia (1-0 win).

Guinea finds themselves in second place in Group D with four points, trailing group leaders Senegal, who have already secured their spot in the next round after accumulating six points.

"It is no secret that Guirassy will participate against Senegal. We have missed his contributions, but we also have full confidence in Mohamed Bayo." Coach Kaba Diawara told the pre-match news conference on Monday.

Guirassy, who joined Stuttgart from Stade Rennais in Ligue 1 last summer, has been in exceptional form for his new club, scoring an impressive 17 goals in 14 league games.

He currently ranks second on the Bundesliga's top scorers list, just behind Bayern Munich's striker Harry Kane, who has netted 22 goals.

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