Wolves’ Adama Traore and Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure handed maiden call-up: Mali names 31-man squad for Ghana friendly

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Head coach of Mali senior male national team, Mohamed Magassouba has released his 31-man squad for next month’s friendly against Ghana.

Mali haven’t been in action since November last year and will return to action on October 9, 2020 in Antalya, Turkey in a friendly match against the Black Stars of Ghana.

This is to prepare for their 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Namibia in November.

Coach Mohamed Magassouba handed debut call-ups to Wolverhampton’s Adama Traoré, who is also eligible to play for Spain, Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure and Stade de Reims’ El Bilal Touré.

Stade Malien’s goalkeeper Djigui Diarra is the only home based player in the squad.

Check the squad below:

GOALKEEPERS

Djigui Diarra (Stade Malien), Ibrahim Mounkoro (TP Mazembe), Mamadou Samassa (Sivasspor), Adama Keita (Djoliba AC)

DEFENDERS

Hamari Traoré (Stade Rennes), Falaye Sacko (Vitoria Guimarães), Massadio Haidara (RC Lens), Charles Traoré (FC Nantes), Molla Wague (Amiens SC), Mamadou Fofana (FC Metz), Aboubacar Kouyate (FC Metz), Sikou Niakate (EA Guingamp)

MIDFIELDERS

Diadie Samassekou (TSG Hoffenheim), Cheick Doucoure (RC Lens), Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig), Lassana Coulibaly (Angers FC), Mohammed Camara (Red Bull Salzburg), Adama Noss Traoré (Hatayspor), Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion), Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton FC)

ATTACKERS

Moussa Djenepo (Southampton FC), Adama Malouda Traoré (Al-Adalah), Moussa Doumbia (Stade Reims), Abdoulaye Diaby (Sporting Lisbon), Kalifa Coulibaly (FC Nantes), Sekou Koita (Red Bull Salzburg), El Bilal Touré (Stade Reims), Moussa Marega (FC Porto), Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Hadi Sacko (Denizlispor), Kevin Zohi (Racing Strasbourg)

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