CONAKRY, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Guinea have surprisingly dropped Besiktas striker Souleymane Youla from a 25-man preliminary squad named by coach Patrice Neveu for the African Nations Cup finals in Egypt.
Youla joins veteran former Liverpool striker Titi Camara and midfielder Abdoul Salam Sow on the sidelines for the tournament, which starts on January 20.
Neveu will cut his squad by two before the January 10 deadline for the submission of final squad lists for the tournament.
Guinea, who reached the quarter-finals of the last Nations Cup finals in 2004, have been drawn in Group C against South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia.
Goalkeepers: Kemoko Camara (Hafia FC), Diarso Naby (Satellite FC), Aboubacar Bangoura (Chateauneuf)
Defenders: Dianbobo Balde (Celtic), Oumar Kalabane (AJ Auxerre), Ibrahima Camara (Parma), Alimou Diallo (Lokeren), Daouda Jabi (Ajaccio), Mamadi Kaba (Gueugnon), Morlaye Cisse (Sedan), Kanfory Sylla (Ethintos Asperas, Greece), Aboubacar Camara (AS Kaloum)
Midfielders: Mohamed Sylla (Leicester City), Pablo Thiam (VfL Wolfsburg), Ibrahima Souare (Jura Sud Foot), Ousmane Bangoura (Charleroi), Sekouba Camara (AS Kaloum)
Forwards: Pascal Feindouno (Saint Etienne), Fode Mansare (Toulouse), Ismael Bangoura (Le Mans), Ibrahima Bangoura (Troyes), Kaba Diawara (Ajaccio), Sambegou Bangoura (Stoke City), Ibrahima Yattara (Trabzonspor), Victor Corea (Fello Star)