Mali U-20 continue AYC preparations at home.
The Mali U-20 team bound for Africa Youth Championship in South Africa is continuing with preparations in Bamako before departing for Johannesburg where the tournament will run from 17th April to 1st of May. The team will play some friendly matches against local sides in Mali and have also lined up some practice matches once they get to South Africa. “The morale in the camp has been good and preparations are going well and according to schedule “ said team midfielder Soumaila Sidibe.
Mali will play in Group A comprising of hosts South Africa, Egypt and Lesotho. Mali coach Cheick Fantamady Diallo announced the 24 names of the players currently in training and mentioned that the final list will be revealed a day before the team leaves for South Africa
Goalkeepers: Cheick A Sy (Djoliba AC), Boubacar Togola (Stade Malien).
Defenders : Issa Fofana (Jeanne d'Arc), Bakary Dembélé( Stade Malien), Boubacar Sylla (Châteauroux/France), Amara Konaté (AS Bamako), Oumar Koné (Stade Malien), Mohamed Traoré(Club Olympique de Bamako), Moussa Coulibaly(Stade Malien), Kalifa Traoré(PSG/France), Mohamed Oumar Konaté ( Djoliba AC)
Midfielders : Sidy Koné(Lyon/France), Souleymane Demba (Raja/Maroc), Cheick Mohamed Chérif Doumbia (Libye), Drissa Ballo (AS Bamako), Amara Mallé(AS Bamako), Abdoulaye Coulibaly (Bordeaux/France), Cheick Fanta Mady Diarra (Stade Malien),
Forwards : Seydou Diallo (Djoliba AC), Adama Touré (PSG/France), Kalifa Coulibaly(PSG/France), Soumaïla Sidibé(CO Bamako), Ibrahim Kalil Diakité(ASKO), Ibrahim Diallo( Auxerre/France).
HOSTS COUNTRIES OF NEXT CAF COMPETITIONSOrange CAN 2012
REGULATIONS / PUBLICATIONSCAF Statutes