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  Thursday, 5 September, 2002, 14:26 GMT 15:26 UK
Guinea make their return
Titi Camara playing for West Ham
Camara (l) returns to the Guinea squad on Sunday
Guinea v Liberia, Sunday (Conakry)

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Guinea return to international action this weekend after serving a two year Fifa ban.

Syli Nationale will take on Liberia in Conakry on Sunday in the first round of the Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday.

It is Guinea's first competitive international since they were suspended by Fifa because of government intervention in the sport.

The world governing body was forced to act when the West African country ignored several deadlines to reinstate the national football association executive committee which was fired in January 2001.

Excitement is building in the Guinean capital for Sunday's match, which will be played in Conakry's September 28th stadium.

Coaches Papa Camara and Aboulie Keita, both former internationals, have assembled a squad of 18 players or which 12 are professionals.

The side played their first warm up match against Gambia last Sunday in Banjul and while Guinea lost 1-0 it was certainly no disgrace.

Keita said the team is feeling confident and ready to regain its place in African football.

"We have set ourselves the objective to qualify for Tunisia and since that is our objective,we will do all we can to honour that pledge," he said."

One of Guinea's most prominent players is Titi Camara, who plays for West Ham in the English Premiership.

He said he and his teamates are hungry both for a win in Sunday's match and eventual qualification for Tunisia.

The side also knows that they have a difficult job to restore confidence in the sport after so long in the wilderness.


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