Diaby: We want to go as far as possible

Abdoulay Diaby of Mali challenged by Adama Ba of Mauritania during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Mali and Mauritania at Suez Army Stadium, Suez, Egypt on 24 June 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

24 hours after beating Mauritania 4-1 in their first game, there was no time for the Eagles to miss. The team began to prepare for the second game against Tunisia.

"We had a great night and I think the people in Mali were happy, we have to go back to work," said Portugal basedSporting Lisbon player Abdoulaye Diaby.

Diaby and his teammates are considering the next game on June 28. Their rival this time is Tunisia, the favorite team to win the group E. Diaby knows very well that he and his teammates should remain focused and calm.

Regarding Mali's ambitions in the Total African Cup of Nations 2019, the striker admitted that his team would consider each game separately. "Yes, we are thinking of staying as long as possible, but first we have to think about every match in time."

Diaby, Total Man of the Match against Mauritania, has become a source of hope for the Malian people, who believe that the left-footer knows how to score goals. But Abdoulaye Diaby pointed out that there are great talents in the ranks of the Eagles, and that the most important as he stressed is to reach the final four with his teammates.