Mali: the list for Zambia with a new L1, without Ibrahima Koné!

The coach of Mali, Eric Chelle, unveiled on Monday his list of 25 players summoned for the double confrontation against Zambia on September 23 and 26 in Bamako in a friendly match. As expected, the binational Moussa Diarra is summoned for the first time. Aged 21, the central defender or left side has been established 3 times this season with Toulouse in Ligue 1.

For the rest, it is mainly the absences that will talk, starting with that of the titular center-forward Ibrahima Koné, who could pay for his playing time in decline in Lorient despite 2 goals scored. Ditto for Kalifa Coulibaly (Red Star of Belgrade) and perhaps also for Massadio Haïdara, who had started the season as a substitute in Lens before chaining 3 tenures. Despite 4 goals scored in Ligue 2 with Sochaux, Ibrahim Sissoko was not called up, while right-back Almamy Touré (Frankfurt) and midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton) are out through injury.

Conversely, the innkeepers Hamari Traoré, Mohamed Camara, Yves Bissouma or even Amadou Haïdara are present. Called in as reinforcements in June, the young Kamory Doumbia (Reims) and Daouda Guindo (Saint-Gall) were called up this time. Central defender Mamadou Traoré is recalled a year after his only cape.

The list of Mali against Zambia