AFCON: Liverpool's Naby Keita scored an absolute rocket for Guinea vs Zimbabwe

What a goal by Naby Keita!

Naby Keita has made a habit of scoring sensational goals in recent times.

The Liverpool midfielder doesn’t often get on the scoresheet, but when he does, it’s usually always spectacular.

Keita found the back of the net with sweet volleys earlier on in the 2021/22 season against Atletico Madrid and Crystal Palace, with his long-range strike against the latter back in September a work of art.

But even that goal may pale in comparison to the one the former RB Leipzig man scored in the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday evening.

In the 49th-minute of Guinea’s final group stage match against Zimbabwe, Keita let rip from the edge of the box with his supposedly ‘weaker’ left foot and the ball flew into the top corner at serious pace.

No goalkeeper in the world – including Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker – would have got anywhere near the midfielder’s rocket of a shot from distance…

Video: Keita’s stunner vs Zimbabwe

What. A. Goal.

We might not see a better strike at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations out in Cameroon.

Keita’s sensational goal dragged Guinea back into their match against Zimbabwe after they found themselves 2-0 down.

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Knowledge Musona and Kudakwashe Mahachi both found the back of the net for Zimbabwe in the first half of the encounter at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

Keita’s strike shortly after the interval halved the deficit for Guinea, although they were unable to find an equaliser in the remaining 41 minutes of the second half.

Nevertheless, the National Elephants have qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament, the team finishing second in Group B behind Sadio Mane‘s Senegal side – who were held to a 0-0 draw by Malawi by in their final match of the opening round.

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