Ibrahima Traore has rubbished claims that Guinea coach Didier six spoke to him before dropping him from the national team.
Six had said that he spoke to the Syli National skipper before naming the provisional squad that was to take on Chad in the postponed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
"To say that he called me before he gave his list is wrong. It's a big lie. I haven't spoken to him. After all, it's the coach who chooses his list, who makes the decisions. He needs to be responsible for his decisions," he told Guinean football website Guineefoot.
The Mongledbach star feels that Six or a member of his staff should have contacted him if there was anything wrong.
"I think as captain of this team if there was any problem he should have contacted. But neither he nor his assistant Kaba Diawara called me. I have a very good working relationship with Kaba Diawara. We speak frequently on the phone. The head coach calls whoever he wants in the national team but he is not allowed to lie. He lied about ever speaking to me," he added.
CAF postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifiers as the deadly Covid-19 sweeps through the continent with countries reporting confirmed positive cases. There is a total of 295 cases in Africa with six deaths.