Mali name 23-man squad for Afcon 2015

Mali name 23-man squad for Afcon 2015

Kouami Sessou . Posted in Africa No Comments

After 35-man provisional squad announced by Henry Kasperczak, the final list of the 23 men to play afcon 2015 for Mali was unveiled by Cheick Omar Koné.
We notice the return of Modibo Maiga, which was no longer called up since the end of Afcon 2013 in South Africa.
Oumar Sissoko, Ajaccio’s goalkeeper  is absent.
Mali is hosted in Group D alongside Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Guinea,
The players in Europe met in Paris on January 05 to join Libreville overnight and those playing in Africa will leave Bamako.

Mali full squad

  • Goalkeepers : Soumaïla Diakité (Esteghlal Khuzestan, Iran), Germain Berthé (Onze Créateurs),N’Tji Michel Samaké (CS Duguwolofila Mali)
  • Defenders: Drissa  Diakité (Bastia, France), Fousseyni  Diawara (Tours, France), Molla Wagué (Udinese, Italy), Ousmane Coulibaly (Platanias, Greece), Adama  Tamboura (Randers, Danemark), Idrissa  Coulibaly (Hassania Agadir, Morocco), Salif Coulibaly (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Mohamed O.Konaté (Renaissance Berkane, Morocco).
  • Midfielders : Seydou Kéita (AS Rome, Italy), Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Toulouse, France), Yacouba Sylla (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Mamoutou N’Diaye (Zulte Waregem, Belgium), , Abdou Traoré (Bordeaux, France), Sigamary Diarra (Valenciennes, France).
  • Fowards: TRAORE Mohammed (AL Merreikh, Sudan), Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton, England), Mustapha Yatabaré (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Sambou Yattabaré (Guingamp, France), Abdoulaye Diaby (Mouscron, Belgium), Modibo Maïga (Metz, France).

Stand-by list

  • GK: SAMAKE Abdoulay – CO Bamako
  • DF: TRAORE Kalifa – SCO Angers
  • MD : TRAORE Idrissa – Stade Malien,  DIARRA Souleymane – AS Réal
  • SK: , DIARRA Cheick Fantamady – AJ Auxerre

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