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Mali's AFCON Squad | Introducing New Faces Traore and Doucoure

 Mali's AFCON Squad | Introducing New Faces Traore and Doucoure

Moussa DOUMBIA of Sochaux
Moussa DOUMBIA of Sochaux during the Ligue 2 BKT match between Paris FC and Sochaux at Stade Charlety on May 20, 2023 in Paris, France(Image-Getty) 

In preparation for the African Cup of Nations finals, Mali has included uncapped players Boubacar Traore from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sirine Doucoure from Lorient in their squad. Traore, who previously represented Mali in the African under-20 championship, joined Wolves from Metz last year. Doucoure, primarily a substitute at Lorient, has scored one goal in Ligue 1 this season.

Mali's squad for the tournament includes the following players:


1. Aboubacar Doumbia (Afrique Football Elite)

2. Djigui Diarra (Young Africans)

3. Ismael Diawara (Malmo)


1. Amadou Dante (Sturm Graz)

2. Moussa Diarra (Toulouse)

3. Mamadou Fofana (Amiens)

4. Boubacar Kiki Kouyate (Montpellier)

5. Sikou Niakate (Sporting Braga)

6. Falaye Sacko (Montpellier)

7. Hamari Traore (Stade Rennais)


1. Yves Bissouma (Tottenham Hotspur)

2. Mohamed Camara (Monaco)

3. Lassana Coulibaly (Salernitana)

4. Aliou Dieng (Al Ahly)

5. Kamory Doumbia (Stade Brest)

6. Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig)

7. Diadie Samassekou (Hoffenheim)

8. Adama ‘Noss’ Traore (Hull City)

9. Boubacar Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers)


1. Fousseni Diabate (Lausanne Sport)

2. Nene Dorgeles (Salzburg)

3. Sirine Doucoure (Lorient)

4. Moussa Doumbia (Al Adala)

5. Sekou Koita (Salzburg)

6. Youssoufa Nikaite (Bani Yas)

7. Lassine Sinayoko (AJ Auxerre)

8. Ibrahima Sissoko (Saint Etienne)

Mali is set to play a friendly against Guinea-Bissau in Bamako before starting their Group E campaign against South Africa on January 16 in Ivory Coast. They will also face Tunisia and Namibia in the group stage.

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