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Guinea goal keeper unrepentant for Gyan lunge; parries away apology calls

By Joy Sports|Benedict Owusu
Guinea goal keeper unrepentant for Gyan lunge; parries away apology calls
LISTEN FEB 3, 2015

Guinea Goalkeeper Naby Yattara says he has no regrets for his lunge on Asamoah Gyan in their 3-0 Quarter final defeat to Ghana.

The unrepentant goal keeper would not even apologize for his violent challenge, claiming, an apology would mean his challenge was deliberate.

Yattara was given his marching orders by Zambian referee Sikazwe after that vicious attack which could see Gyan miss the crucial semi-final clash against hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.

Already Black Stars coach Avram Grant has called on CAF to hand severe sanctions to the Guinean goal keeper.

But Naby Yattara said he would be surprised if CAF sanctions him.

“No no no. I will not apologise (for the tackle). It is not my intention to injure him. If it is my intention to injure him I will apologise but it is not my intention. If I apologise it means it was my intention to injure him,” Yattara told reporters when asked whether he will apologise to the Ghana captain.

“It is not my fault. I went for the ball and it is normal for me to go for the ball to prevent him from scoring. If you see the game you will see that it is not my fault. If I lose the ball he will score.”

Meanwhile Black Stars coach Avram Grant is desperately awaiting the results from the MRI scan on Asamoah Gyan to determine whether he will be available for Thursday's semi-final clash against hosts Equatorial Guinea. 

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