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Paul Pogba has been welcomed with great fanfare in Guinea, the land of his birth. The French international travelled to Guinea on Tuesday. Just like Barcelona's Memphis Depay, who went to Ghana, the French midfielder wanted to reconnect with the land of his ancestors. The association "48 hours for Guinea", which fights for better access to water, health and education, took the opportunity to attract him to the country. Fans of the player did not hesitate to call out "Pogba the child of the country", "welcome back to Guinea, Paul".
"It's been 11 years since I came back here. I said we would come to help Guinea, to help it move forward. I've come to help my country," said Paul Pogba in a statement carried by L'Equipe. He then added. He said he wanted "the country to be happy, for us and for our children too, for the future generation". The now ex-Manchester United player was alongside his mother and the French ambassador to Guinea.
This visit will not only be for parading in the streets of Conakry. Paul Pogba will play a charity match there on Wednesday. Alongside him will be a host of former African glories. Guinea coach Kaba Diawara, Senegalese El Hadji Diouf, Ivorian Kader Keita and Frenchman Vikash Dhorasoo are among others.
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