Kevin Constant ends boycott of Guinea team

Kevin Constant

AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant has agreed to return to international action with Guinea next week, ending a boycott of the side that stretches back almost a year.

The 26-year-old was named on Wednesday in Guinea's squad for a 14 August friendly against hosts Algeria in Blida.

Coach Michel Dussuyer told French television that Constant had initiated the return and committed to "the long-term project" of the team.

Guinea have already been eliminated from 2014 World Cup qualification as they are unable to catch Group G leaders Egypt, who they face in their match in September.

Constant has not played for Guinea since September 2012 when he quit the team saying he was frustrated with the organisation around the squad and poor relations with some of his team-mates.

He had previously sat out the 2012 African Nations Cup finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon because of similar frustrations.

Last month Constant walked off the pitch in a pre-season match between Milan and Sassuolo because of alleged racist abuse.

Guinea squad to face Algeria:

Goalkeepers: Kémoko Camara (AS Kaloum/Guinea), Naby yattara (Arles Avignon/France)

Defenders: Bah Thierno (Al-Taawon FC/Saudi Arabia), Baissama Sanko (Guingamp/France), Kalabane Oumar (FC Qalaba/Azerbaijan), Fodé Camara (Horoya/Guinea), Sylla Issiaga (Toulouse FC France), Zayatte Camille (Sheffield Wednesday/England), Mamoudou Mara (Arles Avignon/France)

Midfielders: Kevin Constant (Milan AC/Italy), Lanfia Camara (FC Brussels/Belgium), Conté Ibrahima (SV Zulte Waregem/Belgium), Diallo Sadio (Stade Rennais FC/France), Diarra Mohamed (BK Odense/Denmark), Bouna Sarr (Metz/France)

Forwards: Bangoura Alhassane (Rayo Vallecano/Spain), Cissé Salim (Sporting/Portugal), Soumah Seydouba, (Slovan Bratislava/Slovakia), Traoré Ibrahima (VFB Stuttgart/Germany), Yattara Mohamed Lamine (Lyon/France)