Romain Saiss is now back in Morocco, after experiencing a rather scary situation yesterday.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers player had been due to face Guinea in the nation’s capital Conakry in a World Cup qualifier.

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The was due to take place today, but the decision was made to postpone the game after a military coup took place.

A joint statement from FIFA and CAF read (via BBC Sport): “The current political and security situation in Guinea is quite volatile and is being closely monitored by Fifa and Caf.

“To ensure the safety and security of all players and all match officials, Fifa and Caf have decided to postpone the match

BBC Sport reports there was ‘hours of heavy gunfire’ near the presidential palace.

The Morrocan delegation was trapped in its hotel, as the country’s embassy tried to arrange safe passage out of Guinea.


Express & Star journalist Liam Keen has now reported that captain Saiss and his international teammates landed safely back in Morocco overnight following the scary scenes.

Currently, there is no word about when the game between Morocco and Guinea will be rescheduled for or where it will take place.

A relief

The images that were surfacing on social media were scary.

One can only imagine being there amidst the chaos.

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Thankfully the Morocco players made a safe passage out of the country.

Hopefully Saiss isn’t too shook up by the situation, and he can return to playing for Wolves, who are in action against Watford on Saturday.

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