Miguel Ié, who has lived in Portugal for several years, conveyed his son's wishes to the president of the Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau, Carlos Teixeira, who is in Portugal for contacts with players of Guinean origins so that they can represent the country's national team. Guinea-Bissau is involved was qualified for the next World Cup, entering Group I, alongside Guinea-Conakry, Morocco and Sudan, and was qualified for the final phase of the African Nations Cup (CAN) to be played between January and February 2022.
Edgar Ié's willingness to start representing Guinea-Bissau was confirmed by the president of the Guinean Federation, who said that bureaucratic procedures are still underway so that the player can be called up "as soon as possible".
The president of the Guinea-Bissau Football Federation, Carlos Teixeira, took advantage of the statements to Lusa to say that he is working to ensure the availability of Carlos Mané, who is also a Guinean-born player, to represent the country's national team. Carlos Teixeira praised the "key role" of former Guinean international Bori Fati, father of new Barcelona star Ansu Fati, in his contacts with players who represented Portugal in the youth squad, but who can now join the Guinea national team. "I deeply thank Bori Fati, father of player Ansu Fati, who is my brother, who is building these bridges for me with Edgar Ié's father and Carlos Mané's father".
Written by: Liliana Quijera