The Guinea national football team, nicknamed Syli nationale (National Elephants), is the national team of Guinea and is controlled by the Guinean Football Federation. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments (2004, 2006, 2008, 2015).
Stade 28 Septembre is a multi-purpose stadium in Conakry, Guinea. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people.
In an attempt to host the 2023 African Cup of Nations (ANC), or Coupe d'Afrique des Nations (CAN) in French, proposals have been made to upgrade or reconstruct the 28 September Stadium to an all seater capacity of 45,000–50,000 people. Currently, a new all seater national stadium, with a capacity of 50,000–55,000, is being constructed in Nongo near Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea.