Chan Algeria 2022: An Eagle flies away from Mali

Party in Algeria with 26 players, Nouhoum Diane will not return with the same number. The local Eagles coach was deprived of the services of his defender Mamadou Doumbia. The latter having signed in a foreign club just before the entry into the running of Mali in the competition.

In Algeria with the national team for the 7e edition of the African Nations Championship (Chan), Mamadou Doumbia left the group last Tuesday, January 17, announced the Malian football federation. Through its various communication channels, Femafoot has indicated that the central defender has lost his right of eligibility with the local Eagles after signing up with a foreign club, namely Young Africans of Tanzania.

This means that the Chan Algeria 2022 has barely started, the competition is immediately over for Mamadou Doumbia. The member of the Malian stadium in Bamako who has joined the Young Africans of Tanzania. By this signing of a 2 and a half year contract, the central defender is no longer able to participate in Chan with the local Eagles of Mali.

The competition is exclusively reserved for players playing in the championship of their country. Thus, he left, on Tuesday morning, the Eagles’ nest based in Oran. In Tanzania, Mamadou Doumbia finds the international goalkeeper of the Eagles, Djigui Diarra, with whom he played at the Malian stadium in Bamako.

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Yoro Diaby, man of the match

Author of a fine performance against Angola (3-3) on behalf of Mali’s first match at Chan Algeria 2022, Mamadou Yoro Diaby was named “man of the match” by the technicians of the Confederation of African Football (Cif).

At the end of each Chan match, the Caf designates the best player of the match, whom it rewards with a trophy. After Mali-Angola ended in a prolific draw of 3 goals everywhere, the choice of the experts of the supreme body of continental football fell on Mamadou Yoro Diaby. Author of 2e Malian goal from a header from a corner, the defender of Yelelen Olympique de Bamako weighed a lot in the game.

His vigilance also made it possible to thwart many Angolan offensive ambitions. At the Caf microphone, he said that the merit of the result also goes to his teammates. “I am happy to have received this award, but I must thank my teammates who worked tirelessly in this game to ensure this result. I receive it in their name”.


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