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Mali's Diabate returns for Nations Cup qualifiers

12 November 2014, 11:38

Bamako - Mali international striker Cheick Tidiane Diabate will return to the national side for their final two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Malawi and Algeria this month.

The Bordeaux player had been sidelined last month because of injury but will be fit to face Malawi in Blantyre on November 15 and Algeria four days later.

Soumaila Diakite also returns after a long absence, in place of injured Guingamp goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa, with defender Drissa Diakite failing to make the 22-man squad.

Mali, who are second in Group B, host already qualified Algeria in their final qualifier in Bamako on November 19.

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Goalkeepers: Oumar Sissoko (Ajaccio/FRA), Germain Berthe (Onze Createurs/MLI), Soumaila Diakite (Esteghlal Khuzestan/IRN)

Defenderss: Fousseyni Diawara (Tours/FRA), Ousmane Coulibaly (Platanias/GRE), Mohamed Konate (RC Berkane/MAR), Adama Tamboura (Randers/DEN), Idrissa Coulibaly (Agadir/MAR), Salif Coulibaly (TP Mazembe/COD)

Midfielders: Seydou Keita (AS Roma/ITA), Bakaye Traore (Bursasport/TUR), Sigamary Diarra (Valenciennes/FRA), Yacouba Sylla (Erciyesspor/TUR), Mamoutou Ndiaye (Zulte Waregem/BEL), Sambou Yatabare (Guingamp/FRA), Ahmed Ahmed Tongo Doumbia (Toulouse/FRA), Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton/ENG)

Strikers: Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Bordeaux/FRA), Mustapha Yatabare (Trabzonspor/TUR), Mohamed Traore (El Merreikh/SDN), Abdoulaye Diaby (Mouscron-Peruwelz/BEL), Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton/ENG)



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