Afcon 2019: Guinea coach Put gives reason for dropping Sory Kaba

The 24-year-old was an unused substitute as the Syli Nationale bowed out of the continental tournament in Egypt

Midtylland's new-signing Sory Kaba was dropped to the bench against Algeria due to fatigue, Guinea coach Paul Put has revealed.

Kaba had been a regular fixture for Guinea's team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), starting all their group games with a goal to his credit [against Madagascar].

On Sunday, the forward was dropped to the bench and was an unused substitute as the Syli Nationale suffered a 3-0 defeat against Algeria in their Round of 16 fixture.

After the defeat which resulted in their elimination from the competition, Put gave an explanation for his attacking decision.

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"Kaba didn’t play a lot of games with Dijon, he played only three games, so I thought he was a bit tired in the last game," Put told Goal.

"So we have other players also, so we were trying to get one [other] player fit as a striker. So that was the reason."

Last Friday, Kaba agreed a permanent switch to Danish outfit Midtylland from French Ligue 1 side Dijon.